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kinds and seem to exist so abundantly there that they get into traps before other species have a chance.

On this day I shot two Larus delawarensis and saw the species of waterfowl before noted on the small lake -

Dec. 17th 
Obtained some more Hesperomys [[eveninius?]] from the canon in the Alabamas and also took an Arvicola in a trap set in the bottom of a Thomomys tunnel. Also took a pale brown Thomomys - Shot a Pipilo megalonyx yesterday in a weed patch in this canon and saw another one today in same place. Also Zonotric intermedia is abundant there. A few Salpinctes obsoletus and Thryothorus spilunis occur sparingly. One Carolina Dove seen in tree by roadside. On my way into town in the eve. I saw 5 sparrowhawks scattered along the cottonwoods standing by the roadside. Lanius excubit. was rather
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