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an eagle eating on a frozen body of water

Coot Burgers and Mallãrd Filléts

Who doesn’t like a cheap and easy meal? I guess that is a rhetorical question...

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A Different Harvest

A Different Duck, Indeed

This weekend a hunter harvested a bird that is quite foreign to our neck of the woods...

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Gadwall on the Wing

A Different Duck

I have a confession to make. I may be a different duck. During a crisp fall morning in the marsh, I get a kick out of...

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Unit A Prior to Waterfowl Opener

2013 Virtual Tour of the Duck Creek Renovation

Would you like to take a virtual tour of Duck Creek? Follow the link and see for yourself.

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Flooded habitat for early fall migrants

Bird's-Eye View

Have you ever wondered what it is like for a duck to migrate cross-country, viewing the landscape from several thousand feet?

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2013 Annual Acorn Survey

2013 Mast Crop Survey

As the leaves on the trees begin to turn, another fall mast survey has wrapped up on Duck Creek.

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Early fall aerial of Unit A and Pool 1

What to do, teal season is through

September’s teal season came to an end last weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to get out and explore Duck Creek.

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Dark Cypress in August 2013

2013 Teal Season Details at Duck Creek

Duck Creek and Dark Cypress Swamp will be open for teal hunting. Here is more information about how and where...

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Wood ducks in a trap

Out of the Box: Monitoring Breeding Ducks

Wood ducks and hooded mergansers are one of the hallmarks of Duck Creek and Mingo National Wildlife Area.

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rainfall comparison 2013

End of July 2013 Update

Back in May we laid out what we were hoping to accomplish this summer.

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Buttonbush Flower

First Fruits of the Season

Across the countryside the different stages of cultivated crops create a living patchwork. As I walk around Duck Creek I can see a different kind of multi-cropping system at work.

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Responding Vegetation

June 2013 Update on Summer Activities

As I drive across Duck Creek it is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time.

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Duck Creek spillway repair

Summer Break? Not at Duck Creek

Over the past few months we’ve laid out our plans, checked workloads, and set our goals. Weather permitting, we will put boots on the ground and continue with the wetland renovation at Duck Creek this summer.

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Family Outings

Making May Memories

This spring is definitely one to be remembered...

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Spicebrush Flower

Spring Indicators

As we move into April it looks like spring has finally sprung.

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The Grand-daddy of them all...

Although I work with fisheries staff I’m technically not a “fishhead," but believe I’m starting to take a shine to some of these finned creatures.

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Disturbing Thoughts

With the buildup of ice and potential damage to trees as they begin to flex and potentially snap under the excessive weight, I had a couple “disturbing” thoughts.

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Snow Geese and Bald Eagle over Pool 1

Nature presents: A Duck Creek Drama

We're fortunate to have opportunities to discover nature right around us.

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Ducks in a pond

2012 Duck Creek Waterfowl Season Wrap-Up

Each year is different and this one is definitely followed suit. The record drought restricted the amount of options migratory waterfowl could use as stopover habitat during their southward migration over the Mississippi Flyway.

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