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you are at liberty to use the article
whenever you publish your own ob-
servations ; & that I shall be glad
to have a photograph made of the
nest for you if it will be of any
And now to your questions .
1. The birds were Baltimore
orioles - Icterus galbula * (Linn ).
2. Generally both kinds worked
together, each taking an end of the
cord ; but the female occasionally
tied a knot by herself. Possibly
the male bird did also, but I
did not see him. She "bossed the
job " from beginning to end.
3. The "marline " used was a bit
of man-made cord, 1⁄8 inch diameter,
& very strong. All other cords were
of small string or twine such as is
used in tying bundles. All these the
birds found. They wove into the nest,
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