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Morning View Kentucky
12 July 1957

Hello Mr. McCarthy,
As a rule, I can readily take care of my mail, and enjoy doing
it; but the pathetic enclosed stumps me completely. Therefore,
am sending it along to you, confident that you know how to
handle such matters.
Furthermore, I find myself completely incapable of a dissertation
on crickets. as is so often the case, it is an instance of the
too-familiar being overlooked and ignored. My bug book is of
little help. About all I know is that posts constantly scatter
cheerily chirping crickets all over the landscape, and that the
little wretches will just as cheerily dine upon any fabric from
rugs to nylon hose.
I got tickled at the lady and her robin problem. Dhe is going to
have him all worn out taking care of him. No need to buy special
food. Just get any canned dog food and stick little balls of it
on the blunt end of toothpicks and shove it down his neck. He
is about old enough to do his own eating, as he will forever

. let her feed him if she doesn't get him straightened out. Tell
her to get him quite hungry, then hold the food on the toothpick

' in front of him before giving it to: him. He will gradually
become impatient and start reaching for it. As soon as he does
that, she can readily teach him to eat from a little dish. He
should be drinking now. She should put a little container of
water in his house and occasionally dip his face into it until
he finally figures it out for himself.
Hope you find the cowbird book. Perhaps it will have the answer
to a question that has long puzzled me. How does the young
cowbird know he is a cowbird? Or how to act like one? It would
seem normal for him to assimilate the habits and seek the company
of whatever foster parents raised him. Yet the moment he is
old enough to feed and get about alone, he promptly seeks the
other cowbirds, though he has never seen one at close range before.
It is certainly a strong argument for heredity.

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