and dunlin, especially in time of frost, when they do not readily freeze. So that the prospect of our retaining as British birds all the more interesting elements of the Fenland avifauna still left to us may be said to have distinctly improved within the past few years.
CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY.
February5th.—Blackbird begins to sing more regularly.
February„7th.—Pied Wagtails begin to return.
February„ 10th.—Skylark sings more frequently.
February„ 12th.—Grey Wagtail returns to its nesting haunts in the hills.
February„ 15th.—Coal Tit's spring note heard.
February„ 16th.—Some Long-tailed Tits paired.
February„ 20th.—Yellow-hammer sings.
February„ 20th.—Water Ouzels begin to build.
Nuthatch's spring whistle heard.
February„ 21st.—Some Lapwings paired.
February„ 25th.—Goldcrest sings.
February„ 27th.—Curlew leave the coast for the hills.
Meadow Pipits begin to return.
February„ 28th.—Golden Plover returns to the moors.
Early pairs of Ravens have eggs.