That’s a Lot of Ducks


Various ducks paddling about. Photographed 03/23/2016 at the USFWS Schoonover Waterfowl Production Area near Clayton, Michigan.

Today I stopped by a USFWS site near my home in southeast Michigan and found hundreds of ducks in the lake. This group appeared to be made up almost entirely of Ring-necked Ducks (Anseriformes: Anatidae: Aythya collaris), Redheads (Aythya americana), Lesser Scaups (Aythya affinis), Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), and Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola). These are all relatively common ducks in this area. Some are year-round residents, some have made their way up here for the summer, and others are just passing through on their way further north.


About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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