Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

  Q is for Quill. The bare part of the central shaft of a feather, nearest to the body. As the true feathers start to grow in youngsters, the feather is surrounded by a sheath and has a regular blood supply.   When these ‘pins’ as they are known, continue to grow, they are very […]

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Pal-Mates — weekend web tip

Jumping. Not an activity always associated with waterfowl, but some are adept at hopping up steps and branches. Jumping from a height though is seen in many species which nest in high places, such as Barnacle Geese, Wood Ducks or Hooded Mergansers.   When making a nest box it will help the ducklings get […]