'Finding that there was no authentic record of the Pintail ever having nested, in the wild state, in England, we realised that very much more evidence was needed . . . Miss E. L, Turner, Dr. B. B. Riviere, Mr. T. A. Coward, and Canon Raven, amongst others, all saw the nest and the sitting bird, and none of them evinced any doubt whatsoever. Being anxious not to disturb the bird we left her in peace


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