National Geographic : 1932 Sep
CAN DUCKS SMELL THE HUNTER? The photograph shows a part of a flock of ring-necked and scaup ducks at Avery Island, Louisiana, coming intofeed on corn near ablind occupied by the author. Photographs by George Shiras, 3d RING-NECKED DUCKS TAKING TO THE AIR IN FRIGHT This flock was photographed at Avery Island as it turned and flew away in alarm, just as the birds cametothepoint where theslight offshore breeze carried the human scent to them. This occurred repeatedly, and no other cause for the alarm could be noted. The day before, when thewind blew inshore, the birds came within a few feet of the blind. Were they alarmed by the scent?