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Poking through my mother's birdbooks in the garage I discovered this one: Birds in Their Homes, by Addison Webb, with pictures by Sabra Mallett Kimball. The illustrator gets, deservedly, top billing. It is a Junior Literary Guild Book, c. 1947, clothbound, 9 x 12, 66 pp.
Description of The Chickadee: The Chickadee also nests in a tree hole. If it finds a good one it will use it. Otherwise it chips out its own hole in soft, dead wood with its small, sharp bill. Then it lines this with warm materials such as feathers, wool, hair, or moss. It will carry away all the wood chips that might show where the nest is. Chickadees like birch trees for their nests.
Adjacent is a pictures of a chickadee making its nest, about 5 x7.
This strikes me as a truly remarkable book. It is in very good condition, except for one torn page (6-7). I choose this place before posting it because Mother homeschooled me for four years, and I think she would want me to share it with another homeschooler. I would want a credit for the book, and I will leave it up on this forum for about 72 hours.
Sorry, never opened this forum before. Didn't read your rulebook.
Not promoting anything on my bookshelf. Book mentioned not on bookshelf. Could care less if any of you ever look at my bookshelf or not.
Just trying to be nice to homeschoolers. Obvious mistake.