Dr. Michael Childress' Animal Behavior class used our ducks for a lab exercise this week. We have 2 white domesticated ducks, a grey goose, a Muscovy duck, and a pair of semi-tame mallards that currently live on the Duck Pond. The object of their lab exercise was investigate their group behavior and interactions. Cool!
And after that, they were going to test the effect of an owl model and owl calls on the behavior of birds visiting the feeders outside the Nature Center. With and without. Hmmm.