4Dec 2015

NORTHERN PINTAIL

An elegant and graceful, long-necked duck, the Northern Pintail has very distinctive field marks and a long tail. During the winter months on Cape Co […]

17Jul 2015

MALLARD

Make way for ducklings! What a treat to encounter this mother Mallard with her ducklings in tow. This mallard family was spotted early Sunday morning […]

20Mar 2015

AMERICAN WIGEON

The American Wigeon is a medium sized dabbling duck with a pale blue bill.  The male is brown overall with a distinctive white crown, a large green ea […]

27Feb 2015

COMMON GOLDENEYE

The Common Goldeneye is a medium-sized diving duck native to lakes and rivers in northern U.S. and Canada.  During winter months, they migrate to prot […]

20Feb 2015

COMMON MERGANSER

The Common Merganser is another one of the local wintering ducks in Falmouth.  They breed in northern forests from Alaska to Newfoundland and migrate […]

13Feb 2015

RUDDY DUCK

The Ruddy Duck is a regular winter resident in small numbers on coastal ponds in Falmouth.  It is a bigheaded chunky duck and is easy to recognize.  I […]