When The Cat’s Away, The Ducks Will…

Three biologists holding ducks in their hands
The Oregon banding crew, holding ducks. Chris Cain (left) holding a mallard, Joe Sands (center) holding a northern pintail, and Steve Olson (right) holding a Swedish blue domestic duck that was not banded. Credit USFWS.
The trail camera caught footage of ducks (mostly mallards) swimming in and around the entrance of a swim-in trap in Oregon. Credit: Chris Cain/USFWS.
The trail camera recorded ducks feeding at a bait site in the early morning. Sites are set up with aluminum poles to mark the site to get birds used to the location before setting up a large intrusive trap. When birds are this active at the site, it is ready for a trap. Credit: Chris Cain/USFWS

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