7 APRIL, 2019 - M/V So...fea DECK LOG - DUCKS-DUCKS-NON-DUCKS PART TWO;
Some, we just hear... and then have to go look for, like the Loons and Petrals, but many are silent swimming "whatizzits" that we see only once . . . they require research to identify, and surprisingly very few of them are an actual "Duck".
Used to Minnesota, we really enjoy our resident Loon family that has been here the past two years, their unique voice is mostly nocturnal, this year the Grebes showed up? and have been here a long while, the Least Grebe is super tiny (fat-robin size) and looks like a tailless baby duck, all of them have wild red eyes.
"TRUE" Ducks abound here, many are migrating on their way to somewhere else, but we get to see them sometimes for just a few days visit, there are over 250 types and classifications of "ducks", with many many look-alikes, after looking them up online, we realized many of these birds we call "duck"s are not ducks at all, there are so many variations of Duck, it would be impossible to show them all, so, we have mounted those that we have actually "seen" here in Oregon.
An interesting note is that a great many of the "Diving Ducks" cannot walk on shore, they can only fly or dive, which is why you only see them in the water.