wildfowl-carving.com

Celebrity Sighting!

By: Rick Burkman
Updated June 10, 2022
Celebrity Sighting

Garganey (Spatula querquedula)—it’s a big word for a duck small enough to fit in your cupped hands. But, until 1957, you could only see them by being in the right spot at the right time—the wetlands of Europe and Central Asia or the subtropical marshes, ponds, and lakes of southern Asia and central Africa.

Something changed in 1957, and for the first time a garganey was spotted in the U.S. Wildlife officials assumed that the reports of sightings that started showing up every few years were escapees from parks and zoos. Something changed again in the 1970s, and these one-pound ducks were recorded somewhere on the North American continent just about every year, and even today nobody really knows why they visit.

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ARTICLES

Free tutorials, expert tips, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Reviews

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password