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[[strikethrough]] legs wax yellow - upper part of [[?]] feathered. Kept a quill & tail feather. [[/strikethrough]] [[strikethrough]] Aug. 22d (?) Fly catcher, 8 5/8. 13 3/4. 4 7/8. supposed to be a male. [[underlined]] Dr Hammond [[/underlined]] Specimen No. 132. [[/strikethrough]] [[line]] [[strikethrough]] About the 1st September flocks of small birds as the pine finch, artic blue bird &c preparing to go south. [[double line]] [[/strikethrough]] Kootenay to Flathead River. The Kootenay Indians say that the Caribou is found in the Mts west of that river, or between it & the Mooyie, but not in [[there?]] east of it (?). Deer elk & moose to the eastward. [[strikethrough]] No sturgeon up here, but the large Salmon trout. The peestl trout is the commonest kind know as far as we know. (Peabody saw Caribou on the Yakh.) Sept. 4th [[Rudy?]] Grakle (?) in flocks on the pines or gathering grass hoppers on the prairie at Kootenay Cache. Cedar birds [[/strikethrough]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[strikethrough]] Artic Blue birds & Fringilla (?) in small flocks. American Sparrow Hawk & several other species common. Gulls frequently pass up & down the river. Meadow Larks on prairie. [[/strikethrough]] [[line]] [[strikethrough]] Sept 7th Sharp tailed grouse or western prairie fowl quite abundant on the main river and up the Akonóho, generally in families. They have not yet acquired full plumage after moulting. This species is more of a [[underlined]] game bird [[/underlined]] than any other of the western grouse, lying well to a dog. Meat dark. The craw of this specimen filled with berries of the Arbutus uva ursi, grass hoppers & berries. [[/strikethrough]] Sept 9th Entering the Kootenay pass found the Nucifraga Americana very common. Several are usually found [[underlined]] together [[/underlined]] Its manners & voice are like those of the Jay family. Seemed to be feeding especially on the ^[[insertion]] seeds of the [[/insertion]] cones of the Pinus ponderosa. The [[strikethrough]] 13 3/8. 8. 23 1/2. Specimen no. 133 [/strikethrough]] gizzard of one was filled with them. They are very watchful shy birds. Their flight is much like that of the Flicker.
Kootenay, Mooyie, Yakh, Akonoho are correct; peestl is correct.
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