Five hunters took six-duck limits of mallards mixed with gadwall, green-winged teal, wigeon
, shoveler, pintail, redhead and ringnecks.
The ducks could be divided into a high-excretion group consisting of tufted ducks, pochards, and mallards, and a low-excretion group consisting of teals, wigeons
, and gadwalls (Figure 2, panels B and D).
RARE BIRD ALERT A male falcated duck visits Eugene Plumage: Gray with green head, bronze crown and long, sickle-shaped flight feathers overhanging tail Length: 19 to 21 inches; about same size as American wigeon
or gadwall - Wikipedia
Up to three black necked grebes were recorded last spring and in the winter 100 wigeons
, 600 golden plovers and 400 lapwings are regular visitors.
Diving ducks, such as the pochard and tufted varieties are settling on deep gravel pits and reservoirs, while the "dabblers" - wigeons
, teals and mallards - opt for shallower waters.
The mix of families, outdoors enthusiasts and senior citizens that attended BreathWalk '98 were just in time for a migration period that delivered several Canada geese and wigeons
- colorful ducks slightly smaller than mallards.
As well as seeing a variety of birdlife, this is a great time of year to see thousands of pink-footed geese and winter ducks like wigeons
, as well as having great views of birds of prey hunting over the marsh.
When the trio of wigeons
committed, we stoned 'em with simultaneous blasts.
He didn't have his birding field guide with him so - while Turner kept a spotting scope trained on the strange bird swimming and feeding among hundreds of wigeons
- Houle ran to his car to get it.