National Geographic : 1937 Jun
IT FLED FROM THE MOTION-PICTURE CAMERA This young caracara, which A. R. Brand, sponsor of the expedition, is holding, led the party a merry chase through the saw palmettos when they tried to catch it to return it to the nest from which it had been frightened. When uttering its hoarse, rasping call, the bird throws its head back like an opera singer. A LOUISIANA HERON PRESENTS ATWIG TOHIS LADY Nesting material is scarce in the40-acre rookery which E.A.Mcllhenny main tains for herons and egrets atAvery Island. Nicknamed "Lady oftheWaters," the graceful Louisiana heronhas aslaty-purple plumage that contrasts with its snowy head plumes and white underfeathering.