Pond life A green-winged Teal
and female from Alex Hillier
Entries must depict a live portrayal of one or more of the following five waterfowl species: wood duck, American wigeon, Northern pintail, green-winged teal
, and lesser scaup.
An assortment of waterfowl species, including mallards, wood ducks, widgeon, green-winged teal
and northern shoveler use the property, and countless other bird species also call Utica Marsh home.
The migration chronology of banded mallards might be broadly representative of other dabbling duck species that breed in Alaska, such as the American green-winged teal
(Anas carolinensis), American wigeon (Anas americana), and northern pintail (Anas acuta), in which H5Nx was detected at lower latitudes.
Population: Real population comprisedof blue-winged teal (BWT) data and green-winged teal
(GWT) data collected (Smith et al.,1995)were counts of two species of waterfowl in 50 100-km2 quadrats in central Florida.
Very early on his first morning of duck hunting, in response to ducks coming in and lots of shooting, Jamie had made stellar retrieves of three mallards, a black duck and two green-winged teal
. Unfortunately, he had yet to find any of the dead ducks and has instead been returning proudly to the blind with various species of decoys.
(left) |on the Seiont PIC: PETE WOOD
The H5N1 strain of bird flu was found earlier this year on a green-winged teal
in Washington near the border with Canada.
The largest variety of puddle ducks including pintails, blue and green-winged teal
, widgeon and an occasional gadwall will swing through the area headed south this month.
FAA should improve control of birds and wildlife near airports The victims could fill a novice bird-watcher's bucket list: blackpoll warbler, double-crested cormorant, American black duck, short-billed dowitcher, black-crowned night heron, magnolia warbler, budgerigar and green-winged teal
. The other victims could fill an airplane repair shop: several Boeing 737s, a Boeing 717, a Beechjet 400, a Boeing 747, a Boeing 757 and a Boeing 767.
With much open water, waterfowl were plentiful: greater white-fronted goose, 1; pink-footed goose, 1 (new species for the count); snow goose, 1; Canada goose, 2,440; mute swan, 14; wood duck CW (seen during count week but not on count day); gadwall cw; American wigeon, 1; American black duck, 55; mallard, 786; northern pintail, 1; green-winged teal
, 9; ring-necked duck, 28; greater scaup, 58; lesser scaup, 12 (new high); white-winged scoter, 1; bufflehead, 10; common goldeneye, 106; Barrow's goldeneye, 1; hooded merganser, 355 (new high); common merganser, 96; American coot, 2; wild turkey, 226 (new high); common loon, 9; horned grebe, 4.