Latin Name: Anas acuta The long neck and tail plus blade-like wings give the Pintail a streamline look. Because of this, they appear as large as the Mallard, although on average they weigh about a half-pound less.
I was cleaning up the yard and found an elongated oval object that at first looked like something the neighbor’s dog deposited under the maple tree. Closer examination revealed that it was an owl pellet. These are fascinating objects, especially if you’ve never found one. Owls typically swallow [...]
Saturday, November 20th was the opener of the regular gun season for deer here in New York. There have been a lot of firsts on our property here in the Finger Lakes region, and this year added to the growing list. My grandson, James, shot his first buck, [...]
Well, like a good part of the country, we’ve had a LOT of rain here in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. So much so that there is flooding everywhere. The lower portion of my property, where I’ve restored about 8 acres of wetland and 12 acres of [...]
Waterfowl seasons are underway across the country, and thousands of hunters are taking their harvested birds home to clean and eat. Puddle ducks like mallards, teal and wood ducks can provide delicious meals if prepared properly. Most people consider diving ducks a bit less tasty, but still worth [...]
Hunters, hikers and anyone who spends time in the outdoors will inevitably encounters ticks. Ticks are arachnids (like spiders) that are external parasites living off the blood of animals. There are many kinds of ticks, but the dog tick and black-legged tick (aka deer tick) are carriers of [...]
I watched Professor Duck’s Waterfowl Identification Series with my kids last Saturday and all they want to do is grab a pair of binoculars now! Thank you all!
Michael, North Charleston, SC
Professor Duck provides more than an education on how to identify ducks. It also encourages you to get out and enjoy the species in the outdoors whether you are a hunter, bird watcher or outdoor enthusiast.
Jeff, Syracuse, NY
My husband and I just purchased the on-demand version of Professor Duck in preparation for our September Teal season. This was a great refresher for us!
Sherry, Ocala, FL
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