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The bird of night

Manuscript describing owls that have nested in a local barn, including diet and pest control benefits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Jimmy

Manuscript describing a neighbor's adoption of a baby bird and observing the bird grow up.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Sparrow row

Manuscript describing various types of sparrows in general terms. Focuses on pros and cons of the birds observed in the area.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Warbler ways

Manuscript in which the author examines a family of black-throated gray warblers.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Basket makers

Manuscript detailing the basket net building habits of vireos and orioles. Additional birds are mentioned, but only for comparison. The document highlights the importance of imitation as a large influence on behavior.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Kingfishers

Manuscript describing kingfishers, including appearance, diet, and hunting habits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Preface for lecture

A preface for a lecture on the author's motivation for bird photography, focusing on land birds of Oregon and California.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The white heron

Manuscript detailing the pursuit of photographing white herons. The author describes concerns regarding the decreased population due to plume hunting. Also included is a page about bluebirds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Ibis

Manuscript discussing ibises and herons, including physical appearance and habitat.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Lecture on plumage hunting

Manuscript that appears to be an initial edit of a lecture. The manuscript describes the author's efforts in collecting data, combining the results and findings of three exploratory trips.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Plight of grebes

Manuscript containing excerpts from the "Plume hunting", "Grebe hunting", and "Notes on grebe skin traffic" manuscripts. This document further expands upon the motivation of plume hunting. Author also provides physical description, observations of behavior, and figurative description of some specimens in the wild.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur trip

Manuscript describing Malheur Lake. The author describes the uncomfortable conditions of this trip as well as detailing the dismal quality of the lake's water for drinking.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Klamath trip

Manuscript detailing lake trips. Document goes on to describe physical characteristics such as length and plant life, as well as detailing the search for white herons. The author is disappointed to learn that the area was one of the most popular plumage hunting sites.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The storm

Manuscript that gives a colorful depiction of a thunderstorm that affected the author and crew.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Photographing pelicans

Manuscript describing the advantages and disadvantages of using a blind to photograph pelicans in their habitats. Observations of the birds are also included.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Notes

Manuscript depicting the landscape south of the Dalles.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Pelican notes

Manuscript that appears to be excerpts of different works but all describe pelicans. Included are accounts of older birds' behavior and the author's delight of the pelican yawn.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Sagebrush country

Manuscript describing a trip. Highlights include the convenience of a machine that provides fuel, shelter, and the ability to cook. Observations of wildlife and the environment are also included.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Excerpts

Manuscript that depicts trials of photography, the lamentation of the loss of one species, and other thoughts.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Photographing a flicker family

In this draft of "Photographing flickers", High-Hole and his family are featured. The author describes their interactions with their offspring.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Bush-tit

This manuscript accounts the likability of the bush-tit, pointing out that a scientific description of the bird does not mean that one truly has discovered all there is to know about it.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Chickadee

Manuscript detailing a chickadee family of seven offspring and two energetic parents.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Vigor's wren

Manuscript describing a wren family. It is the same family from "Rearing a wren family" and contains excerpts from the manuscript.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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