[Tweeters] Unusual Gadwall Behavior

Keith Carlson kec201814 at cableone.net
Thu Dec 3 13:10:32 PST 2015


While observing this lovely pair, I observed something that I had not seen before.
Rather than just "dabbling" and putting her head under water, the hen dived completely  out of sight underwater.
She would surface several feet away after two or three seconds underwater.

She repeated this behavior several times as I watched.
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23205017200/in/dateposted-public/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23132899479/in/dateposted-public/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23418362181/in/dateposted-public/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/22872503704/in/dateposted-public/
 
Always something new to see in birding.
 
Keith E. Carlson
Lewiston
 
 

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