Gadwall pair on Vancouver’s Devonian Park pond

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Gadwall (pair) | Canard chipeau | Anas strepera: I spotted this lovely pair on Vancouver’s Devonian Park pond. I especially like the photo of the female, whose orange bill contrasts well with the blue water. Taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (both photos: ISO 560 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000). Not baited, called in or set up (although both birds came in closer after someone started throwing out food for the birds as I was taking these photos).

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5 thoughts on “Gadwall pair on Vancouver’s Devonian Park pond

    1. I’m sure you’ll see them one of these days… always look carefully when you see a flock of female Mallards (and other similar ducks)… a Gadwall or two may be hiding in there!

      1. I just checked All About Birds, and it seems that they winter in the American South-East (including all of Florida). Both sexes, but especially females, can easily blend in with female Mallards, Teals (both Blue- and Green-winged) and American Widgeons… so you have to look closely!

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