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Scientist Log #4: Surprise Lurking in the Marsh

Written on: December 9th, 2011 in ResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

Scientist Log: December 6, 2011

It’s always fun to find a nice surprise when I’m working in the field! While surveying impoundments at the Ted Harvey Wildlife Management Area from a Delaware Fish and Wildlife fanboat, one of the other scientists I was working with noticed some movement in the marsh. He asked, “Did you see that teal?” I replied, “No, I didn’t see anything?” Next thing I know he’s running through the flooded marsh after an injured teal  (so much for my great birding skills).  When he brought the green winged teal to me I noticed that half of its wing was missing. Luckily, the duck had found a great hiding spot where it was able to recover from its injury. Because its flying abilities were greatly hindered,  it was taken to Tri-State Bird Rescue where it will find a permanent home in captivity.  Another exciting field day!”

~CP

 

 


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