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RE: Bird question

My guess would be something 'really' piqued their interest and they wanted
it! <lol> or they were just taking a bath from the migration trip :)

Did you happen to see what they came up with after their dive?

Don't really know, but currently in a bird id class... so will ask.


> Interesting...I'm not hard core, but my next door neighbor is - I'll
> try to remember to ask him.
> Cathy
> On Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 08:58 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> > Any hard-core birders in this group?  We are only moderately expert,
> > but enjoy the birds.  We have always had Mallards on our small pond
> > in the spring.  We know from guides that Mallards are "dabbling ducks"
> > as opposed to "diving ducks," and that has been our observation for
> > many years.  This year's Mallards are diving!  First I saw the female
> > go under for several seconds.  Since Mallards are notorious
> > philanderers,
> > I thought perhaps he had seduced a hen from some other species, but
> > then I saw him diving.  I  watched closely with my binoculars, and both
> > are classic Mallards, and both of them are diving.  What's going on?
> > Auralie

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