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Redhead ducks return to Padre Island National Seashore for winter season

The ducks were spotted in a pond next to PINS’ bird blind

Redhead ducks at Padre Island National Seashore. (Credit: Anabel Roeder/Padre Island National Seashore)
Redhead ducks at Padre Island National Seashore. (Credit: Anabel Roeder/Padre Island National Seashore) (Padre Island National Seashore)

Redhead ducks have officially arrived in South Texas for the winter season.

The Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) took to social media Saturday, saying the medium-sized ducks have migrated to South Texas from the Midwest and were seen gathering at an area pond.

With this year’s rainfall being “much less on the island” compared to past years, the ducks have been hanging out in the pond next to a bird blind, which is located between the PINS headquarters and the Visitor Center, according to PINS officials.

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Posted by Padre Island National Seashore on Saturday, November 28, 2020

Visitors are encouraged to come and check out the ducks from a distance. However, there are some rules that will need to be followed, according to the PINS:

  • Guests are encouraged to stay quiet
  • Stay on designated trails and behind the blinds
  • Do not feed wildlife
  • Only take photos and leave only footprints
  • Maintain social distance from other visitors

To learn more about these seasonal guests, click here.

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