National Geographic : 1914 Mar
Photo by Joseph H. Dodson A NEST SHELTER A nest shelter on a tree, with a catbird going into its nest. Robins and brown thrashers also nest in them. "Of bird enemies, cats are undoubtedly the worst, and maudlin sentiment should not be wasted upon them, for they are incorrigible" (see text, page 342). Photo by E.H.Forbush BARN-SWALLOW ON ITS NEST The barn-swallow is the most common of our swallows, and he arrives from the tropics in the middle ofApril and stays till late inSep tember. He is a clever architect and builds his nest of mud and lines it with feathers. He generally chooses abeam or supporting shelf for his nest in the barn, and the little fellow inthe picture considers that he has found an ideal location for his house.