Ducks are made for swimming. They are not graceful flyers, and they are even worse landers.
These Gadwalls were photographed as they made their approach to our neighborhood Beaver pond. The group circled the water several times, as if they were trying to work up the nerve to attempt a landing.
One by one the birds mustered the courage they needed. With wings and feet arranged in a “flaps down” position the ducks dropped awkwardly from the sky in a near free fall, all but crashing into the water.
|Date||–||Dec 23, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Midmorning|
|Type of Behavior||–||Flying|
|Main Article||–||Gadwall||Observation Location|