Wild Life in the West Highlands By Charles Henry Alston with illustrations by A.
Scott Rankin (1912)
a life spent much out of doors, I have
endeavoured to cultivate the habit of observation, and now offer to my
fellow-lovers of birds and beasts the following nature studies of Wild
Life in the West Highlands.
As an appendix I have inserted two
papers on the Elephant at home and on The Kea; and I am glad to be able to
include in the latter paper, notes by an early New Zealand settler on the
habits of this destructive bird.
I cordially acknowledge my
obligations to the editor of the Scotsman for his kindness in
permitting me to reprint such of these papers as appeared originally in
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