A bull gaddy, then a wigeon
, Luna blasting through ice with zeal.
They are part of an army of around half a million wigeon
believed to be in Britain this winter.
They also mask local changes in population distribution and abundance; for example, long-term declines in Finnish-breeding Eurasian wigeon
, Lehikoinen et al.
Deaths predominantly among Eurasian wigeon
were reported from the island of Texel ([approximately equal to]883 birds) and the provinces Friesland ([approximately equal to]2,371), Noord-Holland ([approximately equal to]1,375), and Zuid-Holland ([approximately equal to]732).
Pintails and redheads are the birds du jour, but you can also put wigeon
, gadwall, teal, shovelers and mottled ducks on the strap.
In this paper, we monitored the sex ratios of four species of waterfowl (Common Teal Anas crecca, falcated duck Anas falcata, mallard Anas platyrhynchos, and Eurasian wigeon
) and the age structure of one species of waterfowl (Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus) wintering at Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, China.
As California wetlands provide winter habitat for between 4 and 5 million waterfowl, including 70 to 80% of Pacific Flyway wigeon
(for example, 76% in 2008; USFWS 2014b), our study goal was to gain a better understanding of the migration chronology and temporal pattern of wetland use by EUWI in the Sacramento Valley, California.
Visitors might spot: snow geese, tundra swans, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks, redhead ducks, hooded mergansers, American wigeon
and common goldeneye.
The companies in race for Mandakini mine are Adani Power, Adani Power Maharashtra, GMR Mining and Energy, Jindal Power, Mandakini Exploration and Mining Limited and Wigeon
The 53-year-old, of Wigeon
Close, Ayton, Washington, who hit the headlines in the 1990s when his wife Yvonne, 28, died as a result of refusing a blood transfusion after childbirth, on religious grounds, had denied any wrongdoing.
The reservoir is one of the best birdspotting sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is home to wildfowl such as Eurasian wigeon
, teal, greylag geese and Canada geese.
The birds affected include ducks - including wigeon
and pintail - and wading birds, such as godwits, dunlin and knot.