Looking-GLasses for Birds
Tom-Tit, pseud. [[Douglas W Jerrold]] *
Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Light, Instruments
Responds to an extract from an article in the Gardener's Chronicle in which the author explains how he stopped tomtits from attacking his pears by hanging a looking glass from the tree. Warns Mr Punch not to believe this on the grounds that while looking glasses will deter tomtits from trees, they will attract many more vanity-seeking hen-birds.
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