Sunday 18 July 1915, Kingsnorth


Today I paid another visit to New Romney and Littlestone, to which places I have become quite attached. The two Kentish plover’s eggs are still unhatched and I found a youngster of this species which could not have been more than a day or two old. These were probably the produce of birds that have had their first laying destroyed.


A young common sparrow about four days old had no nestling down and was quite naked. Inside of mouth red, not purple-red as in the chaffinch.


To get up with the lark is a very apposite saying. While it is still deep dusk, the first cold streak of light showing low on the north-east horizon they are up and singing before three in the morning.



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