I strongly recommend spending time looking up duck reproduction. Truly fascinating stuff.

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Yes, we are into that fantastic stretch of the birding year: WEIRD DUCK TIME!

All credit to the wonderfully talented Rosemary Mosco for coining that phrase: https://rosemarymosco.com/comics/bird-and-moon/four-seasons-of-bird-watching

But yes, it's always a joy in the winter to bundle up and head out to a local pond or the ocean and spend some time admiring the scoters, mergansers, canvasbacks, redheads, and other ducks spending some time in or around NYC. And yes, I will alway start giggling uncontrollably when I hear a gadwall say "hey."

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