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.
Aerial shot of a marsh following drawdown Natural wetlands regularly undergo changes in response to weather patterns. Dry spring or summer weather for an extended period results in lower water levels. This normally brings about rather drastic (and beneficial) changes in the wetland’s water chemistry and [...]
While walking my property in southeastern Wayne Co., New York, I frequently see and hear Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator). A few days ago, I was sitting in some cover by the river with my dog. I was texting to someone when the dog began to bark. A family [...]
Professor Duck had the opportunity to sit down with an award-winning carver from Central New York State. Bill Moore has been a waterfowl hunter and decoy carver for many decades. His favorite duck to carve is the Wigeon (Professor Duck’s favorite!) and he enjoys hunting diving ducks. In [...]
A wetland has three key identifying characteristics: water (hydrology), soil and vegetation. Wetlands are flooded or have water near or at the surface for at least part of the year. Over the years, this wet condition produces what is known as ‘hydric soil,’ which is often dark colored. These [...]
Many of you are planning to venture out for early September teal season in states that have one. Those of you who are new to hunting or bird watching will wear out your eyes looking at flocks of Green-winged , Blue-winged, or Cinnamon Teal for the beautiful drakes portrayed [...]
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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