Call your doctor if you experience double wigeon.

Call your doctor if you experience double wigeon.

There were SO MANY wigeons at the pond that day. A lot of the males were making this whistling sound like a squeaky toy and making a big display of flapping their wings. Duck waving, I suppose you could call it.

The males’ heads also had this green iridescence, but I couldn’t capture it.

#birds #nature #photo #wigeon #duck #swimming

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I saw a few dozen wigeons swimming in the pond as well. Some of them were swimming in male/female pairings, while some of the males were making whistling/squeaky noises and displaying their wings.

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Ducks at a city park

Ducks at a city park that’s recently re-opened the walkways and open space, though facilities and playgrounds remain closed.

1. Join me for a drink?
2. OK, ducks can’t read.
3. Three ducks ignoring a pigeon.

Some photos of the park facilities and warning signs:

Sorta Open. Maaaybe. If You’re Careful.

#birds #ducks #photo

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Wild and Domestic Mallards

Mallards, Pintails, and Allies

While some cities have only closed playgrounds and sports facilities at their parks, Manhattan Beach has closed them all outright. Polliwog Park has a large pond year-round that attracts ducks, geese and coots, plus gulls and pigeons stopping in. The park has been literally wrapped in caution tape for a month, and the ducks that normally stay in and around the pond have come out to the edges by the sidewalks where people can still walk by and feed them.

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Domestic mallard On iNaturalist
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