We went to Kachina Wetlands the other day and there were many, many Canada Geese there. Here is a line of them walking along the trail.
Northern Pintails have distinct blue-gray bills, a brown head, and white necks. The male has very long tail feathers and the female body is mottled brown. Northern Pintails eat mostly aquatic plants, the females will also eat insects before nesting. Here is one in northern Arizona. They seem to be in my area during late… Read More NORTHERN PINTAIL
American Coots are water birds in an order of their own. They have a distinct white bill, red eyes, and greenish lobed feet. Like ducks, they can dabble the water surface for food like tadpoles or small fish. Also they can dive below the water for plant vegetation. They can be found in large flocks… Read More NOT DUCKS
The Double-Crested Cormorant is the most distributed cormorant in North America. They can be found inland by lakes, ponds, rivers, and bays. I saw this one in late summer at a local duck pond.