A well authenticated story of a starling’s nest on a sheep’s back comes from Buckland Brewer, near Bideford, on the authority of a Cardiff gentleman, who has just returned from a visit there.
 During sheep shearing operations on Gournwood Farm, which is in the occupation of Mr. COX, one of the shearer’s cut in half a young starling which was in a nest that had been built in the sheep’s wool.
 The nest, which contained two other fladgings still alive, was composed of moss and twigs. For some weeks previous to the sheering the sheeps, with others, had had the run of three fields near the farm.