October 1896. Osprey 1(2): 27.
Notes From Nebraska.
From J.R. Bonwell, Nebraska City, Neb.
Large flocks of Robins and Meadow larks are in this vicinity, now probably on their way south.
No doubt a great many species have already gone, as one misses a great many once familiar voices now in the wood.
A number of observers have mentioned that they have noticed a greater number of Baltimore and Orchard Orioles in this locality this year than ever before. Speaking of the Orchard Oriole brings to mind that I noticed a, to me, very original nesting site for this species. While in a thicket on the Missouri collecting last summer, I found several nests of this Oriole in the willows, sometimes right amongst a colony of Red-winged Blackbirds. This place was at least a mile from any habitation, which impressed me as I had always thought that this species was fond of civilization.
The local Naturalists' Association will open their fall course of lectures in October with a lecture by Prof. Barbour of the Nebraska State University.