Additions to the Ornithology of Guadalupe Island (Classic Reprint) by Walter E. BryantAdditions to the Ornithology of Guadalupe Island (Classic Reprint) by Walter E. Bryant

Additions to the Ornithology of Guadalupe Island (Classic Reprint)

byWalter E. Bryant

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Excerpt from Additions to the Ornithology of Guadalupe Island

The climate of Guadalupe was, at that season of the year, quite cool, in fact the nights were so cold that ice occasion ally formed, while frost was of common occurrence. To wards spring the weather moderated considerably, and in the summer, I am told, it is very warm. During many days the north-westers blew keenly, rising at times almost to a gale. The fogs were very dense, and, driven by high winds, swept over the island, saturating it like rain. Although the rains were at no time very heavy, the Slop ing and rocky formation of the land allows most of it to ?ow off, so that a few hours of rain would send small tor rents rushing down the arroyos.

The work of preparing Specimens was beset with many difficulties. On some days the large blow-?ies that swarmed about camp compelled me to prepare and pack in a green condition the specimens as soon as brought in. But more trouble was caused by the dense fogs that often enveloped the camp and so relaxed skins that were not tightly boxed, as to render it necessary to reset them. The accommoda tions, moreover, were not the most suitable, nor were the comforts of life in excess of the demand for them. As a result of three and a half months' sojourn on the island, the number of known species has been increased by twenty seven, making a total of thirty-six known to the island.

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Title:Additions to the Ornithology of Guadalupe Island (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.12 inPublished:October 29, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243272162

ISBN - 13:9780243272167

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