Tag Archive | Cavity Nesters

The Duck With a Goose’s Name

Although these waterfowl resemble geese, the African pygmy goose is actually a duck that lives in the sub-Saharan region of Africa in lakes, lagoons, wetlands and river systems. It eats the seeds of water lilies and other aquatic plants. This duck usually nests in the cavity of trees, but sometimes on the ground where it […]

Hooded Mergansers in Winter

When I worked at Connetquot River State Park Preserve on New York’s Long Island, I looked forward to seeing the many species of ducks that came from the freezing lakes and rivers of the north. The Island, being surrounded by water and  bordering the Atlantic Ocean, usually had a moderate winter making it an ideal […]