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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

These Redheads sure are shy!

In our search for all the ducks that inhabit our area we ran across a couple Redheads.  For now, this is the best picture we got but bear with us, this case hasn't been quacked quite yet.  The Redhead is really an awesome duck.  It's a diving duck and can dive up to 30 feet in search of food.  This species of duck will often lay their eggs in other ducks nests.  How's that for a lazy duck!  This picture was taken from quite a distance which is my excuse for a not so good picture.  We're on a mission to get a better picture and will add to this when we get one.  In this picture there are two Male Redheads and one Female.  Oddly enough, the male doesn't quack but the female does.  The male has a sound that is more similar to a cat. The other quacker wouldn't turn his head but we think it's a Male Ringneck Duck.  Quack, quack, quack!


Willard said...

I think I have seen this species once or twice over the years, but I know they are not common here for sure. Congratulations on getting the shot.

Coy said...

Love those redheads! Like Willard said we seldom see them here but a couple of years ago one male stayed on a local lake well into the summer. I suspect he was injured. He could fly but would land after just a short flight. He had one particular area of shoreline he preferred and I could always locate him easily. He allowed me to photograph him many many times and at close range. One day he was gone; I believe he probably fell victim to a predator but then perhaps he moved on. Anyways I’m glad to see you have been bitten by the waterfowl bug! Well done!