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A mallard drake has instructions for others in his group. Photos by Chris Young

Photos Essay: Ducks at Emiquon

October 27, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Northern pintails, mallards, green wing teal and northern shovelers were among the ducks feeding on submerged vegetation at Thompson Lake, part of The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve, Thursday.

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A northern pintail takes flight.

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Waterfowl at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve Thursday.

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Pas de pintails

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Green wing teal

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Feeding group

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Pintails in formation