Excerpt from A List of the Birds of Maryland I have omitted the word shot in a great many cases, but unless it is. Expressly stated that the bird was only seen, the Specimen has been secured; this of course t applying to such birds as are easily identified on the wing. In compiling the number of a set of eggs, the majority of tes are my own; these include all nests with a completed complement of eggs, whether collected or t, and also such nests as held young birds from which ne had own. In some of our commoner Species the number is quite large, and shows the variation in a set much better than the usual four or five, sometimes three or six. I have omitted mention of second nestings 3 a good many of our birds nest twice and some three times; but except in one or two cases I could t identify the same pair of birds, and as nests in all stages, from started to build to birds ready to y, can be found any day in the height of the season for most of our commoner Species, I only give extreme nesting dates, preferring such as record eggs where possible. A list of the works and publications to which I have made reference is appended. The menclature followed, as also the number given, is that of the American Ornithologists Union. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.