Volume 8, Plate 5

Goosander and female
Pin-tail Duck
Blue wing Teal
Snow Goose

Pintail Duck

It is a shy and cautious bird, feeds in the mud flats and shallow fresh-water marshes, but rarely resides on the sea coast. It seldom dives, is very noisy, and has a kind of chattering note. Some ducks, when aroused, disperse in different directions; but the pintails, when alarmed, cluster confusedly together as they mount, and thereby afford the sportsman a fair opportunity of raking them with advantage.