Mallards are the most widespread duck in North America. They have a huge variety of display that can be fascinating to watch. They are fast and speeds of 50 to 60 miles an hours have been recorded for Mallards.
They are also the most heavily hunted North American ducks accounting for about 1 of every 3 ducks shot.
Sadly in the past 20 years population of eastern Mallards have been on the decline. Decline in winter feeding sites, decrease in habitat quality are also some of the many reason for their decline.

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Mallards are the most widespread duck in North America. They have a huge variety of display that can be fascinating to watch. They are fast and speeds of 50 to 60 miles an hours have been recorded for Mallards.
They are also the most heavily hunted North American ducks accounting for about 1 of every 3 ducks shot. Sadly in the past 20 years population of eastern Mallards have been on the decline. Decline in winter feeding sites, decrease in habitat quality are also some of the many reason for their decline.

Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’
Also visit @regretiyerproductions @shravanregretiyer & shravanregretiyer.com for more immersive stories from the natural world.
There are about 75 species of Tulips and breeding programs around the world have produced thousands of hybrids and cultivars.
In Spring, millions of Tulips in many varieties sprout and form colourful quilt of flowers across the United States.

While Tulips buds are know for being perfectly symmetrical making it the florists favourite for flower arrangements, Tulip extracts are also used in many beauty and cosmetic products including hand lotions and essential oils.

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Can’t really talk now! Enjoying a mouth full of food…seems to be saying an Eastern Chipmunk here in the Great Swamp, New Jersey.
Starting in early Fall season, Chipmunks collect preservable hard food such as seeds and acorns and stockpile in their borrows for consumption during the winter season. They transport food to their stashes by holding it in large cheek pouches and this gives them their distinctive chipmunk cheeks.
In Spring, they mate, and are mostly active foraging on the ground and feeding the new borns.

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A Northern Harrier hunting low over a marsh is one of the most distinctive raptors in flight. They were formerly know as the ‘Marsh Hawk’ The Marsh Hawk can fly low and nearly silent, plunging onto unsuspecting prey on the ground. This is due to the owl-like facial disk which provides directional hearing which helps in detecting prey in tall grass or low-light conditions, and its soft feathers that helps for quiet flight. During the 1950’s and 1960’s Marsh Hawks across the United States exhibited reproductive failure resulting from contamination with pesticide DDT. In 1980’s the population of Marsh Hawks declined to less than 50 breeding pairs statewide in NJ. Due to the population declines and the destruction of natural habitats, the Marsh Hawk is now listed as endangered in New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut and threatened in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts State in the United States. Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’ Also visit @regretiyerproductions @shravanregretiyer & shravanregretiyer.com for more immersive stories from the natural world.

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Riders with impressive horsemanship perform thrilling horse riding stunts at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, a unique dinner and show experience in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’ Also visit @regretiyerproductions @shravanregretiyer & shravanregretiyer.com for more immersive stories from the natural world.