These Gadwalls were observed in Carrollton’s Nob Hill Greenbelt Park. A group of three male Gadwalls was seen first. They were soon joined by a female Gadwall and then a male and female American Wigeon. These pictures were taken on December 26. The temperature on this day was frigid and there was still snow on the ground from a rare North Texas White Christmas.

A pair of male Gadwalls.
A pair of male Gadwalls.
A closer look at a male Gadwall.
A closer look at a male Gadwall.
Right to left...  a female Gadwall, a female American Wigeon, a male American Wigeon, and three male Gadwalls.
Right to left… a female Gadwall, a female American Wigeon, a male American Wigeon, and three male Gadwalls.
Right to left...  a female Gadwall, a female American Wigeon, a male American Wigeon, and a male Gadwall.
Right to left… a female Gadwall, a female American Wigeon, a male American Wigeon, and a male Gadwall.

Observation Details

CountyDenton
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CityCarrollton
DateDec 26, 2012
Time of DayMorning
TemperatureCold (less than 50°F/10°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatRecreation-Park
Type of BehaviorRoaming
GenderMixed
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson