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Species observed this year included common goldeneye, hooded and common merganser, green-winged teal, ruddy duck, pintail, hooded merganser, common merganser and northern shoveler.
BIRD HUNTING: A forest protection squad in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu arrested four people suspected of illegally hunting a total of 37 pintail ducks and glossy ibises, two migratory bird species, according to The Hindu.
Northern pintails also saw a jump from last year of 10 percent.
Of the 10 duck species surveyed, all except for pintail and scaup are above long-term averages.
The 564-acre marsh adjacent to Turnagain Arm is a magnet for birders, who may encounter trumpeter swans, tundra swans, red-necked grebes, northern pintails, arctic terns and other species amid the marsh's sedges.
The pintails, widgeon and shovelers have departed south, but mallards, scoters and a few teal are still hanging in there.
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