Week 6- Willowbrook Park

On February 3rd, 2023, at 11:30 am, I visited Willbrook Park on Staten island. On this day, the weather was 11 degrees fahrenheit with a cloudy sky and winds about 10 mph. Around the pond area there was minimal disturbances, about 3 people in the park, but there was a high amount of construction and traffic noises that came from outside of the park, which is not far from the pond area. On this day, I was able to observe Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) which are a type of duck commonly found throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa. They are known for their distinctive green head, white neck ring, and chestnut-colored chest. Male mallards have a glossy green head, while females have a mottled brown plumage. Overall, female mallards are less colorful and less flashy than males, but they are still beautiful birds in their own right. Mallards are adaptable birds and can be found in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, lakes, ponds, and rivers. They are omnivorous and feed on a range of foods, including aquatic plants, insects, seeds, and small animals.

Posted on March 12, 2023 05:25 AM by mariamg710 mariamg710


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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)




February 3, 2023 11:40 AM EST


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