Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
American Widgeon at Kent's Pond
The American Widgeon is often found
feeding with diving ducks such as the scaup, who are adept at
rooting up vegetation from deep in the water. A bit of a bully,
this duck will snatch the greens from the diving ducks as they
surface. The widgeon is more wary than most ducks, and flies into the
air without much notice at the first sign of imagined danger.