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Waterfowl and Red Tail Hawks

The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is the largest off-sight research area of Michigan State University. In addition to the swans of the previous post, there are also other waterfowl and the occasional rescue birds. 28 more words

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Starving Ducks in Winter

Last post I mentioned that many ducks become floaters come winter, dying from starvation. What is just a nuisance for us humans… 444 more words

Nature

Greater Scaups Brave the Alsea

Recent rains raised the Alsea River to 14 feet.  Flood stage here is 18ft.  The clear water gave way to muddy runoff.  Still these brave Greater Scaups came fishing.   66 more words

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#SANTOLI POND: DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS DIVE IN FOR A SNACK

I was surprised and somewhat concerned to see a pair of Cormorants on the pond.

The majority of the waterfowl on the pond are dabblers, meaning that they feed on the surface by dipping their heads into the water. 188 more words

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Walking the Pier

Last night after work, I drove down to Piermont, NY and walked along “the Pier” as it’s called for a bit of birding. I’ve been focused on my ducks lately and thought it would be a good place to test my skills.  261 more words

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Cycling and Scaups

Today, the road to Nebraska was calling to me, so I jumped on my bike and headed out to the state line.  It was a fair 60 degrees with a slight headwind.  635 more words