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If It Quacks Like A Duck…

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.”

– Douglas Adams

This eider duckling was one of many found during the census on Stratton Island off the coast of Maine. Seabird biologists and volunteers for Project Puffin carefully comb the island to count nests, chicks, and eggs.

Photo Courtesy of Nathan Banfield