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Ducks - Diving And Dabbling

Mike Hamilton

  Autumn brings many species of wintering ducks and seabirds to our waters. Watch carefully. Some dabble along the surface, feeding along shallow edges of lakes and estuaries. Others dive under the water, using their feet and occasionally their wings for propulsion. The male "dabblers" are often bright and colorful, whereas the females are mottled brown. The "divers" tend to be less colorful. You can learn more about these Green-winged Teal at Cornell's AllAboutBirds.

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