A pair of American wigeon drakes rest in a secluded backwater. Wigeon are usually found in smaller flocks and have been known to hang around diving ducks like scaup and canvasbacks to steal food they bring up from the bottom. They have soft and beautiful three syllable whistle that is very identifiable in the field.
The study for this painting (Wigeon Study #3) can be seen in an earlier post on this blog. This painting will be the image used on the 2010 Texas Migratory Gamebird Stamp. Prints and stamps will be available soon.
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