Great NebraskaNaturalists and Scientists
1913, July 26
Mrs. Elsie Littell County Superintendent Office Day, Saturday
Wayne County Public Schools
Wayne, Neb. July 26, 1913.
Mr. Myron H.Swenk Lincoln, Neb.
Dear sir: If you are too busy to answer this letter ,I shall understand, if you chuck it into the waste basket without answering it. While in Yellowstone Park this summer ,I had an opportunity to study a Bald Eagles nest and I am at a loss to understand just what I saw there. There were three young birds in the nest, two young eaglets as they should be with the white stripe down the back and tail; but the third young bird was different. It was smaller with no white stripe, just a skin-gray like the young robin beforeit gets any feathers. When the male bird brought in food the mother fed all three altho it seemed to me that she did not intend to, for the odd one had to scramble about and crowd quite a bit to get his “mouth-ful.” Now ,I am trying to decide whether the odd one was a later hatch or a bird of some other kind.Perhaps you would be kind enough to give me your opinion. If you have the time to do so ,I shall greatly appreciate it. Respectfully yours, Elsie Littell
II. Does the law in your state or section protect this bird, or does it justify and aid in its destruction through offering bounties or otherwise? III. Is there literature on the subject, and if so, where can it be secured? IV. We will greatly appreciate your opinion on the above, which will aid us very materially in
formulating proposed laws in regard to the future of the Turkey Buzzard in Cuba. Awaiting your
reply, I remain, Yours very truly, Bernardo J. Crespo
Address: Dr. Bernardo J. Crespo Chief
of Veterinary Services Department of Agriculture Habana, Cuba.