Parus Americanus Gutture Luteo: The Yellowthroated Creeper.
Weighs seven Penny-weight. The Bill is black. The Forepart of the
Head black, having two yellow Spots on each Side, next the upper
Mandible. The Throat is of a bright yellow, border'd on each Side
with a black Lift. The Back and Hind-part of the Head are grey.
The Wings are of a darker grey, inclining to brown, with some of
their covert Feathers edged with white. The Under-part of the Body
white, with black Spots on each Side, next the Wings. The Tail black
and white. The Feet are brown; and, like those of the Certhia,
have very long Claws, which assist them in creeping about Trees
in Search of Insects, on which they feed. There is neither Black
nor Yellow upon the Hen. They are frequent in Carolina.
Acer Virginianum, folio majore, Subtus argenteo, Supra viridi
Splendente: The Red Flow'ring Maple.
These Trees grow to a considerable Height; but their Truncs are
not often very large. In February, before the Leaves appear,
the little red Blossoms open, and continue in Flower about three
Weeks; and are then succeeded by the Keys, which are also red, and,
with the Flowers, continue about six Weeks, adorning the Woods earlier
than any other Forest-Trees in Carolina. They endure our
English Climate as well as they do their native one; as appears
by many large Ones in the Garden of Mr. Bacon at Hoxton.