Gadwall [Anas Strepera] ~ 2016 #08

Gadwalls with a Coot
Gadwalls (with Coot) ~ Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ Jan 9, 2016

While at Deer Lake we saw quite a few ducks. Not overwhelming but a good start to the 2016 list. The 8th bird that I added to my list in 2016 was the Gadwall, a dabbing duck.

Gadwall
Gadwall ~ Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ Jan 9, 2016

They usually hang out in small flocks and their plumage is a little non-descript. In fact the female Gadwall (see picture above) could easily be confused with a female Mallard. According to the article in Wikipedia they are closely related the Wigeon.

Gadwall
Gadwall ~ Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ Nov 2014

OTHER POSTS WITH THE GADWALL:
Gadwall [Anas strepera] ~ #17

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