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Image from page 46 of “Bird-hunting through wild Europe” (1909)
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Identifier: cu31924001421902
Title: Bird-hunting through wild Europe
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Lodge, R B
Subjects: Birds Photography of birds
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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m the nest;but from this spot I could ascend no farther. It wasimpossible to find any corner on to which to hitchthe rope. What corners there were were inclinedthe wrong way, and on the slightest pull the ropeslipped back. So once more I had to give it upand descend empty-handed. All I could do wasto photograph the rock from below and make somemore exposures of the Griffon, which proved quiteas obliging as on the previous day. In the meantime we had set an old Spaniard towork, making inquiries among the goatherds, andoffering a small reward for news of any Eaglesnests. One day he told us he had information ofone to which he could conduct us when we liked.Accordingly we started off next day with him andanother Spaniard, who had hired for us a smalldonkey with panniers, in which we could stow thecameras and enough food and wine for a dayswork. We found the heat too terrific and the distancestoo great to carry everything ourselves over suchrough ground. Even with this extra assistance it

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NEST OF EGYPTIAN VULTURE (PERCNOPTERUS NEOPHRON) [Toface Page 32 THROUGH WILD EUROPE 33 was a good days work, what with the long walkand the climbing and clambering about the rocks ;so much so that our guide—as we both refused todo so—for the greater part of the return journeywas glad to mount the poor little donkey, whichmade no bother about carrying him as well as herproper load. The Eagles nest was situated in an isolated rockycrag, perhaps 100 feet in height, in the middle of aplain. As we approached, guided by two goat-herds whose flocks were grazing near by, a BonellisEagle flew off, revealing her nest high up near thesummit. Making a long detour by means of anarrow, slippery goat-track, we came out at theback, and then clambered along the top from onegreat boulder to another until we were immediatelyover the nest. Then craning our necks over theedge we could see below 41s a great, flat nest inwhich was a large, single egg. I was much relieved at the sight; first, becauseit

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