Science: Bird's Eggs

When science was young it was possible for a species of goose, whose nesting place had never been found, to be regarded as a creature of marine origin, hatched from a barnacle and thus, not being "flesh," eligible for Roman Catholic dinner tables on Friday. Modern science knows that the barnacle goose reproduces itself by laying eggs, in the far North like many another bird. Ornithologists have found the nest of every bird that flies (and does not fly), with very few exceptions.

One exception was the surf bird, a species linking the terns...

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