2013

Coot Burgers and Mallãrd Filléts

an eagle eating on a frozen body of water
Who doesn’t like a cheap and easy meal? I guess that is a rhetorical question... More
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A Different Duck, Indeed

A Different Harvest
This weekend a hunter harvested a bird that is quite foreign to our neck of the woods... More
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A Different Duck

Gadwall on the Wing
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... More

2013 Virtual Tour of the Duck Creek Renovation

Unit A Prior to Waterfowl Opener
Would you like to take a virtual tour of Duck Creek? Follow the link and see for yourself. More
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Bird's-Eye View

Flooded habitat for early fall migrants
Have you ever wondered what it is like for a duck to migrate cross-country, viewing the landscape from several thousand feet? More
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2013 Mast Crop Survey

2013 Annual Acorn Survey
As the leaves on the trees begin to turn, another fall mast survey has wrapped up on Duck Creek. More
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What to do, teal season is through

Early fall aerial of Unit A and Pool 1
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. More
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2013 Teal Season Details at Duck Creek

Dark Cypress in August 2013
Duck Creek and Dark Cypress Swamp will be open for teal hunting. Here is more information about how and where... More
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Out of the Box: Monitoring Breeding Ducks

Wood ducks in a trap
Wood ducks and hooded mergansers are one of the hallmarks of Duck Creek and Mingo National Wildlife Area. More
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End of July 2013 Update

rainfall comparison 2013
Back in May we laid out what we were hoping to accomplish this summer. More
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First Fruits of the Season

Buttonbush Flower
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. More
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June 2013 Update on Summer Activities

Responding Vegetation
As I drive across Duck Creek it is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. More
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Summer Break? Not at Duck Creek

Duck Creek spillway repair
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. More
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Making May Memories

Family Outings
This spring is definitely one to be remembered... More
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Spring Indicators

Spicebrush Flower
As we move into April it looks like spring has finally sprung. More
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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. More
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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. More
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Nature presents: A Duck Creek Drama

Snow Geese and Bald Eagle over Pool 1
We're fortunate to have opportunities to discover nature right around us. More
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2012 Duck Creek Waterfowl Season Wrap-Up

Ducks in a pond
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. More
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