Volume 1, Plate 8

Brown Creeper
Golden Crested Wren
House Wren
Black-capt Titmouse
Crested Titmouse
Winter Wren

House Wren

"About the 8th or 10th of May, [the bird] begins to build its nest, sometimes in the wooden cornice under eaves, or in a hollow cherry tree, but most commonly in small boxes fixed on the top of a pole in or near the garden, to which he is extremely partial, for the great number of caterpillars and other larvae with which it constantly supplies him. If all these conveniences are wanting, he will even put up with an old hat, nailed on the weather boards, with a small hole for entrance; and if even this be denied him he will find some hold, corner, or crevice about the house, barn, or stable, rather than abandon the dwellings of man."

Black-capt Titmouse

"These birds sometimes fight violently with each other, and are known to attack young and sickly birds, that are incapable of resistance, always directing their blows against the skull. Being in the woods one day, I followed a bird for some time, the singularity of whose notes surprised me. Having shot him from off the top of a very tall tree, I found it to be the black headed titmouse, with a long and deep indentation in the cranium, the skull having been evidently, at some former time, drove in and fractured, but was not perfectly healed. Whether or not the change of voice could be owing to this circumstance, I cannot pretend to decided."