Category Archives: Ducks

A Nostalgic Sighting: the Blue-winged Teal and a Glimpse of Home

I was recently talking with a friend of mine from Rice who is now working in Brownsville, Texas, which is near my hometown of Los Fresnos, and she said there is nothing to do there, which I must admit compared … Continue reading

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Black Bellied Whistling Ducks – They don’t talk smack, they talk quack (February 7, 2011)

Several calls that sounded like the plastic whistles of a hoard of overeager umpires announced the arrival of the black bellied whistling ducks, dendrocygna autumnalis, before they could be seen soaring around the bend of the pond(A great video of … Continue reading

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“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have to at least consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.” Douglas Adams

I enrolled in my university’s Field Bird Biology Lab this semester, a lab I’ve been looking forward to since my freshmen year.  We had our first field trip this Sunday to Brazos Bend State Park.  Even though it was raining … Continue reading

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