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Towhee, the shy garden songster

Manuscript that contains excerpts from "The towhees, window friends." The document describes several of the different species of towhees, including their diet, physical appearance, and where they can be found.

Finley, Irene

Tiniest soul in feathers

Manuscript describing hummingbirds, including the behavior of the male bird and physical descriptions of nestlings.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Tide-line to Mountain Top

This manuscript appears to be an introduction for a lecture by William L. Finley. The document vaguely outlines the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Finley in the last three years, including trips from the Gulf Coast to the Rocky Mountains.

The witches' garden

Manuscript for a Pacific Monthly article (March 1906) in which William Finley describes his observations of a family of yellowthroats. He discusses the thrill of the hunt when it comes to capturing images of birds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The witches' garden

An additional draft of "The witches' garden." The manuscript differs from "Yellow throat" with handwritten edits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The white-crowned sparrow

Manuscript where one species of sparrow is featured. The document begins with explaining that only an expert can distinguish the three varieties of this sparrow.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The white heron

Manuscript detailing the pursuit of photographing white herons. The author describes concerns regarding the decreased population due to plume hunting. Also included is a page about bluebirds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The weaver of the west

Manuscript in which William L. Finley observes a bush-tit's nest and the family that occupies it. Provides field observations and colorful descriptions of the family of birds. Also included are Finley's handwritten notes.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The trail of the plume hunters

Manuscript that is compiled of various excerpts. The main focus of the manuscript is the devastation of bird populations due to plumage hunting for fashion and other interests.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The thrush family

Manuscript that lists a few of the different species of thrushes and robins in this family. Author notes that the robin is two inches longer than the thrush. Descriptions of the birds include scientific names, physical characteristics, and locations.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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