Our puddle ducks are usually wood ducks, mallards, pintails, gadwalls
, wigeon and teal.
The detail in these gadwalls
show Avian-X is serious about grey ducks.
Within 8- 10 weeks, Pochards, Common Teals, Tufted Ducks, Gadwalls
, Garganeys and the Greylag and Bar- headed Geese will also have checked- in into Delhi.
"There are 300,000 migratory birds including Greylag geese, common teals, mallards, crested pochards, gadwalls
and coots in this wetland reserve this time," Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, wildlife warden (Wetlands) Kashmir, told IANS here.
Hundreds of thousands of exotic birds such as Mallards, Greyleg Geese, Gadwalls
, Teals, Shovellers, Pochards and Coots make their temporary nests here.
There were two new species recorded, five gadwalls
and a sora.
, also a dabbling duck from which we collected substantial numbers of samples, were the least likely to test positive for AIV.
We were wet, muddy and uncomfortable, but we killed limits that included bluewings, mallards and gadwalls
Although unsuccessful Mallards and Gadwalls
dispersed farther than did successful birds (Table 4), neither fidelity to patch type nor fidelity to area influenced subsequent nest fate (Table 5).
On the 1/2-mile Baylands Trail to view the replanted pickleweed marsh (home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse), you might spot avocets and snowy egrets poking around the shallows, as well as cinnamon teal, gadwalls
, and rudd ducks in deeper water.
Nevertheless, the estimates suggest greater nest success on CRP than on WPA cover, especially for the larger species (mallards, northern pintails, and gadwalls