A large number of ducks, which are hunted in Western and Central Europe in autumn and winter, flies here for the winter period from the far north. Ogorzałka also belongs to this group, diving duck, whose wintering grounds are located on the shores of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. In these regions, pickles are hunted for their tasty meat. Unfortunately, the hunting statistics do not show the percentage share of each species of obtained ducks. They are game especially appreciated by hunters. It is believed, that in the years 1973-1974 about 8,5 million ducks, of which 4,5 million crosswords and 4 millions of other species of ducks, and therefore much more than any other feathered game. This is due not only to the large number of different species of ducks, but also with their intensive laying and the possibility of repeated laying of eggs.
Ogorzałka endures in June and July 6 do 9, and sometimes to 13 jaj. Po 25 On days of incubation, the young, covered with black fluff, hatch. If, for any reason, the weevil loses eggs during or shortly after laying, it is capable of recurrence, but it lays less eggs than the first time.
A male from afar pickles in the mating robe it looks like a bird with a white body, black head and black tail. So it is clearly similar to the male blueberry, but with this difference, that there is no tip (1). The female also resembles a blueberry. It is brownish black with lighter sides, but it has a large white spot surrounding the base of the beak, of which the blueberry is absent or barely marked (2). Males make a low whistle, the females and the guttural sound of "chickens". In summer, the cucumberhead can be recognized by a white stripe on the back of its gray-chestnut wings. Unlike surface ducks, which fly without taking a run (3 – crossword), pickles must run on the water before they "take off" (4). Game species.