anas (duck) crecca (the quack note of this duck)
Wednesday, October 3, 1979 — 9:30 am
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
I birded for six-and-a-half hours this day. I don’t remember why I had that much time available on a Wednesday. But I do remember having fun.
The Green-winged Teal was picking in the water and on the shore along the edge of the island in Sulky Pond. I first noticed it because it was much smaller than the Mallards it was associating with.