Eurasian Wigeon chicks started to stretch their legs while I was photographing them yesterday. They are so small and so cute 😊and the leg stretching made me lough. Hopefully these photos cheer up your day as well!
Some facts of Eurasian Wigeon
The Eurasian wigeon, also known as widgeon (Mareca penelope) is one of three species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Mareca. It is common and widespread within its Palearcticrange.
The Eurasian wigeon is a bird of open wetlands, such as wet grassland or marshes with some taller vegetation, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing, which it does very readily.
It nests on the ground, near water and under cover. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks. They will join with flocks of the American wigeon in the United States, and they also hybridize with them. This is a noisy species. The male has a clear whistle that sounds like: “pjiew pjiew”, whereas the female has a low growl : “rawr”.
The Eurasian wigeon is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Its conservation status is Least Concern. (Wikipedia)