Nov 08 2009
November is prime time for duck migration so despite the fact that the weather has been too nice for them I’m going to go look for ducks today.
Too good for ducks? Yes, it’s been gorgeous. Warm days, sunny skies and a south wind. Ducks are forced to migrate when the lakes freeze (no chance of that this week!) and like all fall migrants they prefer a tail wind from the north.
So I’m not expecting much but I still want to know… Are the ducks here yet?
(photo by Brian Herman)
…Later… after visiting Yellow Creek State Park: As I suspected it was not great for ducks but I found American coots, ruddy ducks, and pied-billed grebes, plus two mallards, one female ring-necked duck and four gadwall. It was a better day for hiking than for ducks – but warm!