Above photo from Webseek 1997.
Ducks are members of the same family as swans and geese.
All ducks have webbed feet. Most live in aquatic environments, thus the need for the webbed feet.
Male ducks are generally more brightly colored than the females.
Some ducks are vegetarians, others eat such things as fish, insects, and snails.
Most ducks prefer fresh water. You will find them in many riparian areas, from rivers and ponds, to coastal marshes.
Duck Track Gallery
|A duck track in mud. The webbing on the feet is clearly visible in this track. This helps the duck to swim. It probably also helps the duck stay on top of the deep mud frequently found in the riparian areas these birds inhabit.|
|Duck track with a ruler for size comparison. This print was three inches long.|
|Duck tracks in sand at Burlington river bar - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. These are the tracks of a merganser. Duck feet toe in and the stride can be much shorter than this. Stride here was about 5 inches.|
Find duck and duck tracks posters, greeting cards, postage stamps and more in my new store.
Visit Beartracker's Nature Store online store at:
What else can you find in the nature store? Beartracker's animal tracks coloring book, T-shirts, sweatshirts, journals, book bags, toddler and infant apparel, mouse pads, posters, postcards, coffee mugs, travel mugs, clocks, Frisbees, bumper stickers, hats, stickers, and many more items. All with tracks or paw prints, or nature scenes. Custom products are available. If you don't see the track you want on the product you want, email me and I can probably create it. Proceeds from all sales go to pay the monthly fees for this web site. You can help support this site as well as get great tracking products! Thank you!
|Find other tracking products: www.zazzle.com/tracker8459*|
|Also visit these fine
stores for more products of interest:
NDN Pride shop - For Indian Pride items for all tribes. Custom items available on request.
ASL Signs of Love
- For anyone who uses or is learning ASL, American Sign
Language. Custom name items and more are available here.
Sales from all stores give commissions to Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den, which helps keep this site online as a free service. We are celebrating ten years online this year!
Got a duck story? E-mail me and tell me about it.
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photos by Kim A. Cabrera
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