Kawartha Lakes Public Library Digital Archive
Lockhart, Thomas
appeared in Fenelon Falls Gazette, 26 Aug 1898, p. 4, column 5
Full Text

A QUEER BIRD.--A short time ago Mr. Thos. Lockhart, while mowing a field of grass on Mr. J. H. Brandon's farm in Verulam, found a young bittern, which had strayed from a nest somewhere in the vicinity. As it was not old enough to fly, and one of its legs had been hurt by the machine, he took it home, and on Saturday last brought it to the Falls and gave it to Mr. Pearce, in whose shop window it has since been on exhibition. It is a queer looking bird about as large as a pigeon, with a very long neck and a terrible bill able to nip a piece out of a finger incautiously placed within its reach. Its favorite food is frogs, which the boys catch for the fun of seeing it swallow them, and it will also bolt mice, alive or dead; but it will have to learn to eat something else before winter, if it lives till then.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Type
J. H. Brandon
Date of Publication
26 Aug 1898
Last Name(s)
Language of Item
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Kawartha Lakes Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
190 Kent St W.
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
(705) 324-5632
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.


Lockhart, Thomas