National Geographic : 1934 Mar
Photograph by W. L. Finley and H. T . Bohlman "HOME, SWEET HOME," AMONG THE RUSHES Graceful western grebes, the "swan necks" (see Plate II), build mound like nests of water-soaked vegetation so close to the surface that the eggs lie just above the water. Like other grebes, they eat their own feathers, which perhaps act as strainers for fishbones or other hard substances. Photograph byA.A.Allen A RED-THROATED LOON GOES HOUSE HUNTING From its winter home in theUnited States this bird flew tothecoast of Labrador, thence inland, when thesnow melted, and built anest ontheedge of a fresh-water pond. John James Audubon, thefamous naturalist, studied these birds during his summer visit toLabrador in1833.