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Spring waterfowl migration

March 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I’ve been on the road to the Havana area three times in the past two weeks.

And I never miss a chance to cruise by Emiquon (both Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holdings), and the Chautauqua National WIldlife Refuge.

Here are a few of the birds found within camera range recently.

Top: Mallards take off on a rainy, foggy, Monday morning.

Northern pintails rest and feed in wetland vegetation along the shoreline of Thompson Lake at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve. These birds could be seen from the visitor access area.

Trumpeter swans spend the afternoon in a harvested corn field in Mason County.

Gadwall take flight at Chautauqua.

It’s easy to see how northern pintails got their name.

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