Should he wish to land, it is merely because he has seen a large flight of landrails or plovers, of wild ducks, teal, widgeon
, or woodchucks, which fall an easy pray to net or gun.
There were geese, barrel-headed and black-backed, teal, widgeon, mallard, and sheldrake, with curlews, and here and there a flamingo.
They came in there like widgeon to the reeds, and round and round they swung--thus
It is a descendant of the Grumman line of flying boats and shorter than the smallest of the marque, the Widgeon
, which was not at all tolerant of errors in pitch attitude on landing--many Widgeons
were lost to porpoising events.
The sights and sounds will change as we see skeins of geese in the skies and we hear the whistle of the widgeon
With a few notable exceptions (pintails, widgeon
and scaup) all major duck species in North America have steadily increased their populations for the past SO years.
Once he earned his pilot license and various ratings, he purchased a variety of aircraft like a Piper Tri-Pacer, two Super Cub seaplanes, a Twin Aztec, a Super Stinson on floats, A36 Bonanza, two Beechcraft Barons, a Bucher, a Widgeon
, a King Air, a Cessna 172, and a helicopter.
When water levels are high these shallow ponds are filled with aquatic vegetation like smartweed, sedge, duck potato, widgeon
grass and wild millet.
In the autumn, pale-bellied brent geese fly in from Svalbard,, pink-footed and greylag geese, widgeon
, grey plovers and bartailed godwits are just some of the islands other visitors.
Apparent status of the European Widgeon
in North America.
A few wayward widgeon
or even a pintail or two are a possibility provided the weather up north is cool enough to get birds headed south.
On the fore deck was an old dog, Rover, along with Trott, Bully, Widgeon
, Sydney, Gus, and "the Drinks" family of Punch, Whiskey, Gin, and Bitters, so named by Marshall on the voyage south.