In winter, Youngs Island is an important resting stop for migrating waterfowl, particularly several species of special interest, including American black duck, lesser and greater scaup, mallard, canvasback, Canada goose, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, common goldeneye, American wigeon, and red-breasted merganser
. Ice cover in the bays can influence the number of waterfowl species that use the bay complex.
The birds on display in the cabinet include tufted duck; velvet scoter; Steller's eider; bufflehead; hooded merganser; common pochard; red-crested pochard; Eurasian wigeon; red-breasted merganser
; common merganser; American wood duck; smew; ruddy shelduck; common shelduck; surf scoter; northern pintail; brown teal; common eider; harlequin duck, Eurasian teal and garganey.
1466 953 fischeri * Steller's Eider 833 541 Polysticta stelleri * Harlequin Duck 588 382 Histrionicus histrionicus Long-tailed Duck 814 529 Clangula hyemalis * Merganser 1209 786 (unidentified) * Common Merganser 1472 957 Mergus merganser Red-breasted Merganser
946 36% 615 M.
But the record for the fastest game bird in Europe is jointly held by the red-breasted merganser
, below, and the eider both of which can probably exceed an air speed of 65mph.
the record is jointly held by the red-breasted merganser
and the Eider.
7.And as to the original questions that started it all, the record for the fastest game bird in Europe is jointly held by the red-breasted merganser
and the Eider.
Reit yn ymyl mae lluniau cywrain, gofalus o'r hwyaden frongoch (Mergus serrator; red-breasted merganser
), y pibydd coeswyrdd (Tringa nebularia; greenshank) yn cysgodi rhag y gwynt yng nghysgod carreg go fawr ar y traeth a dau bibydd coesgoch a phibydd coesgoch mannog.
Have a look at some examples on the internet or in books before you go, and see if you can spot some of the less common ducks, including pintail, goldeneye, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser
Common name Genus and species Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator American Coot Fulica americana American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea American Goldfinch Carduelis ristis Table 2 Winter resident bird species in the Grand Calumet River corridor.