National Geographic : 1948 Jun
VII Water's Expert Swimmer, the Red-throated Loon, Is Land's Clumsy Waddler Her kind summers across the entire Arctic. Florida sees some in winter; then the red throat mark disappears. Weird and harsh, the loons' maniac cries have been mistaken for the yells of attacking Eskimos. © National Geographic Society Kodacromnes by Arthur A. Allen Mamma Eider Plucked Her Breast to Line Her Unborn Children's Home with Down This American cider nests off Quebec, where surplus down is gathered to make soft, warm quilts. Once the ducklings have hatched and dried, they run for the sea. Mothers often pool broods into flocks of 50.