About ducks

Ducks are the most adorable birds which belong to the waterfowl family. These aquatic birds are much smaller than geese and swans and are found both in sea water and fresh water. The name “Duck” was given to them because of their unique diving and eating skills. A young duck is known as duckling while a male is known as drake and female is known as duck.

ducksThey have a long-neck, flat and broad bill, scaled legs. They have a special coating on their wings due to which their wings never get wet even though they dive in water. This also allows them to fly as any predator comes closer to them. They feed on grasses, fishes, aquatic plants, insects, small amphibians, worms and small molluscs. Though everybody knows that ducks make a “quack-quack” sound but this is just a part of the truth. The truth is that along with the basic sound the ducks have the ability to make a wide range of calls like whistles, cooing, grunts and yodels.

Ducks generally breed once a year and most of the ducklings are orphaned due to the careless abandonment from the mother duck. Some hatch late while some are neglected by their mother ducks. If one wishes to see the eggs hatched, then they should be hatched by a broody hen artificially. Predators of ducks are another reason that they are unable to multiply in large numbers.

Predators like Pike, Crocodiles, Alligators, Hawks, Owls, Peregrine Falcon and Humans are some of the greatest predators of Ducks. Duck hunting in Ocracokea is a primarily outdoor sporting activity, though commercial hunting is prohibited in many countries. They are usually hunted in the crop fields where they feed, or most of the times they are hunted on the water bodies like rivers, lakes, ponds and swamps.

Generally, ducks are hunted in the autumn and winter seasons. These hunters use a variety of tools for hunting such as shotgun, ammunition, hunting blind, decoys, a boat and a duck call. All these tools help them in hunting a duck precisely. While decoys are used to lure these birds, blinds help to hide the entity of the hunter from the birds. Once these birds are in range, the hunters rise and shoot before these birds reach out of the range of the shooter. The hunters are well trained in using Duck calls and other simulated voices of birds to assure the duck that there is no danger around while trapping it.

Shotgun used in hunting is essential special camouflaged pattern guns with low metal finish are more preferred to reduce their visibility to the ducks. Ducks have sharp eyes and can easily recognize colors as compared to other birds. Non-Toxic Ammunition have been developed so as to kill ducks without injecting harmful chemicals like lead, arsenic in them. The increase in performance of the ammunition comes at a higher cost. Buckshot is legal in most of the countries.

Be it any case, ducks, duck eggs and duck meat all are some of the most favorite and common activities of the western countries.

Relax in Ocracoke

If you are looking for a summer vacation spot to enjoy the sun and a pleasant breeze, to read a book, to look for shellfish, observe wildlife and photograph nature, swim, fish, or learn to surf, Ocracoke is an ideal place.

BlacbeardOcracoke is known for its 25 kilometers of pristine beaches. In 2007, the island of Ocracoke was named the most beautiful beach in the United States. One of the main reasons for the charm of the island is that access is made only by a public ferry, by boat or private plane. There is also a maritime history rich in historical events. The famous pirate Blackbeard died in a combat in 1718 in Ocracoke.

The village has about 1000 residents year-round. There are very good restaurants and accommodations, including bed and breakfast, hotel rooms and villas as charming as well as well-appointed to rent for a duration of your choice. There are also many interesting shops to visit. In summer, there are great concerts at the Deepwater Theater and live music in several restaurants. You can go around the village by renting a golf cart or a bicycle and get a glimpse of the history by visiting the lighthouse built in 1823 and the local museum: Ocracoke Preservation Society. Computers with Wi-Fi access are available in the afternoon at the public library. Duck hunting is also possible, if you have such ambitions. You only need to get a duck hunt sink box,

Let me list the good qualities of the place for you: 

• It is an island: Ocracoke is a small island in the Outer Banks off North Carolina.

• Temperature: The sun is practically present every day in July. Burning heat, refreshing sea, caressing wind, everything you need for a vacation! • People: People are always nice in Ocracoke. You will have smiles everywhere! • Outer Banks: The Outer Banks are a small chain of sandy islands to which Ocracoke belongs. It is bordered by magnificent cedar shingle homes that you can rent. The beaches of the other islands are more frequented than those of Ocracoke.

• Ferries: If you arrive from the north, you will have to take the ferry from Swan Quarter to the island. If arriving from the south, you will take the ferry from Cedar Island. These two crossings have a duration of 2:30 h each. If you arrive from the east, you will take the ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke. 60 minutes.

• The sea: It can be violent with its loud waves. People who go there regularly or who live there, enter without fear, cross the first line of waves and bath very easily. There are still periods of the day when the water is calmer. The water is not very cold but is refreshing! Ocracoke is known for its beautiful beaches.

• The beach: The first attraction of Ocracoke are the beaches. You want a beach with a lifeguard, a beach with people nearby or a place where you will find yourself alone? The decision is yours.

• Sunsets or sunrises: In Ocracoke, you can see as many sunsets as sunrises over the sea! In the morning, go to the beach to admire the incredible sunrises. In the evening, go to the Silver Lake wharf at the end of the village to watch the beautiful sunset.

• Wind: The wind is sweeping almost permanently! It seems that this is an incredible place to do kiting. Bring a traveling umbrella and use it to hide from the wind!

•The village: What a beautiful village! Tiny! If you want to rent a summer home, this is the ideal place. On the main street, you can walk along the tiny marina, buy fresh shrimps or drink a pitcher of beer in a small pub. You will also find small shops of local craftsmen. This is a place for hippies to relax.

• Ocracoke seafood : Visit the village to catch shrimp or fresh tuna..

The only disadvantage of the place is it’s distance. Of course, this also depends on where you live… After all, everything can be solved if you really want it. This place is really wonderful and calm and it is ideal for you if you want to relax and quit the world. Enjoy it, you won’t be disappointed…