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Wednesday, January 16, 2013


In the bottom right of yesterday's photo you can see the ducks pictured in today's photo. These are Wigeons; most are American Wigeons (Anas americana) but at the rear of the group (see the orange blaze on his head) is a Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope). Though these dabbling ducks are not uncommon winter residents here I have not seen them hanging out along the West Bay Walkway this year until now. I suspect the hard freeze may have frozen the shallow freshwater lakes and ponds they seem to like.


JoJo said...

They all looks so puffed up and fluffy, probably keeping warm that way.

William Kendall said...

Nice shot of them. I don't think they make it out to this part of the country.