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Songbirds for Food (Sep, 1936)

Songbirds for Food

Hundreds of thousands of migratory songbirds are being snared and trapped for use as food in Northern Italy.

BECAUSE of shortage of meat, partly forced through the League of Nations sanctions against Italy, the trapping and shooting of migratory songbirds has been lately revived on the Asiago Plateau in Northern Italy.

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OIL FIELD REPORTS SENT BY PIGEON (Oct, 1931)

OIL FIELD REPORTS SENT BY PIGEON
A texas oil man recently solved the problem of getting daily drilling reports from a well being sunk a hundred miles south of San Antonio, and thirty miles from the nearest telephone, by turning to practical use his hobby of raising homing pigeons. A flock of pigeons was taken to the well to bring in reports. Now two birds are released daily, with messages tied to their feet.

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How to Tame Wild Humming Birds (Oct, 1952)

How to Tame Wild Humming Birds

RALPH J. AYER, a farmer living on a rural route out of Eastonville, Colorado, has a hobby that requires a great deal of patience—that of taming wild humming birds. The humming bird is very suspicious of mankind as a rule, but Mr. Ayer decided to try to trick them into becoming better acquainted with him.

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