Volume 5, Plate 6

Red Owl
Warbling Flycatcher
Purple Finch
Brown Lark

Red Owl

This is another of our nocturnal wanderers, well known by its common name, the little screech owl; and noted for its melancholy quivering kind of wailing in the evenings, particularly towards the latter part of summer and autumn, near the farmhouse. On clear moonlight nights, they answer each other from various parts of the fields or orchard; roost during the day in thick evergreens, such as cedar, pine, or juniper trees, and are rarely seen abroad in sunshine.

Purple Finch

When these birds are taken in their crimson dress, and kept in a cage till they moult their feathers, they uniformly change to their present appearance, and sometimes never after receive their red colour. They are also subject, if well fed, to become so fat as literally to die of corpulency, of which I have seen several instances; being at these times subject to something resembling apoplexy , from which they sometimes recover in a few minutes, but oftener expire in the same space of time.