This duck is a dabbler, often seen in shallows sifting water and mud for goodies, rarely diving but able to take flight by jumping directly from the water into the air. Males have a distinctive white crescent on their dark gray heads.
As I drove around Duck Creek last week I was excited about spring migration and this summer’s renovation to Units A and B. In different parts of the area I observed a variety of species keying in on different water conditions as we begin to draw down the area.
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