Falcated duck could find its flock at Potter Marsh
If you haven't seen it yet, the rare falcated duck from Asia is still hanging around. KTVA spotted it around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the south end of Potter Marsh. It was in a small body of water off of the Old Seward Highway that runs behind the marsh, not far from where people pick up mail.
The duck was with a couple of other ducks, and they all flew away together. After numerous sightings in the last week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says this is the first documented case of the duck being seen on mainland Alaska. Officials say that migrating Asian birds are sometimes blown off course by winds. They also say it's possible the male duck may find a mate and stick around.
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