July 5, 1789

Posted by sydney on Jul 5th, 1789

My scarlet straw-berries are good: what we eat at S. Lambeth were stale, & bad.  A peat-cutter brought me lately from Cranmoor a couple of snipe’s eggs which are beautifully marbled.  They are rather large, & long for the size of the bird, & not bigger at one end than the other.  The parent birds had not sat on them.

* These eggs, I find since, were the eggs of a Churn-owl: the eggs of Snpies, differ much from the former in size, shape, & colour.  The peat-cutter was led into the mistake by finding his eggs in a bog, or moor.

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