Volume 1, Plate 3

Gold-winged woodpecker
Black throated bunting
Blue Bird

Gold-winged woodpecker

"...the chief food of this species...is wood lice, and the young and larvae of ants, of which he is so immoderately fond, that I have frequently found his stomach distended with a mass of these and these only , as large nearly as a plumb. For the procuring of these insects, nature has remarkably fitted him...."

Blue Bird

"The blue bird, in summer and fall, is fond of frequenting open pasture fields; and there perching on the stalks of the great mullein, to look out for passing insects. A whole family of them are often seen thus situated, as if receiving lessons of dexterity from their more expert parents, who can espy a beetle crawling among the grass at a considerable distance,; and, after feeding on it, instantly resume their former position."