Nature Through My Lens

Brydon Lagoon

Mallard

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A most handsome duck is the Mallard (Anas platyrhychos). He also is one of my favourite ducks! Wherever one goes there seems to be Mallards. Three Cheers or Quacks for Mallards!


Who, Who Are You!

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A adult Barred Owl (Strix varia) came out to visit us along the edge of the trail on our afternoon hike. We heard that it was in the area, and we very lucky to see it! I’m pleased as it’s a lifer for me!


Brown-headed Beauty

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A Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) here perched in a flowering bush, resplendant in his shiny Spring plumage.


Cormorant

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A Double-crested Cormorant.


Spring Rituals

A mister Cowbird trying to make an impression with a mizz Cowbird.  AH, Spring!

A mister Cowbird trying to make an impression with a mizz Cowbird. AH, Spring!


I Can’t resist

Here's another duckling shot!  I can't resist them!  Something above has definitely got the attention of one of them!

Here’s another duckling shot! I can’t resist them! Something above has definitely got the attention of one of them!


Who Could Resist

A Mallard hen and her brood!

A Mallard hen and her brood!


Red-winged Blackbird Miss

A Red-winged Blackbird hen

A Red-winged Blackbird hen


Canada Goose

A Canada Goose swims by!

A Canada Goose swims by!


Dive

Here's a followup to yesterday.  This is the final sight of the Goldeneye when it dives!

Here’s a followup to yesterday. This is the final sight of the Goldeneye when it dives!


Dive

A pair of Common Goldeneyes.  The male on the right is in the process of diving.  They use their tail feathers as rudders!

A pair of Common Goldeneyes. The male on the right is in the process of diving. They use their tail feathers as rudders!


Double-Crested Cormorant

A Double-Crested Cormorant swims along like a submarine with only it conning tower out of the water!

A Double-Crested Cormorant swims along like a submarine with only it conning tower out of the water!


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Study in Light with Canvasback

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Chug Chug Chug

An American Coot chugs along

An American Coot chugs along


Light on Water

A study of light on water, along with a Hooded Merganser hen

A study of light on water, along with a Hooded Merganser hen


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Goldeneye

Goldeneye


Sisters

A pair of Common Merganser hens.  Sisters?  Perhaps!

A pair of Common Merganser hens. Sisters? Perhaps!


His Good Side

A Red-winged Blackbird beside the water

A Red-winged Blackbird beside the water


I See You

Try as I may, I could not get this little girl to look at me full on. I would just about get her and she would duck behind a branch. I finally got a shot of her, but thought this was was cute.
Click on the image for a larger view. Larger is better.

Lovely Lady

This lovely lady has had her nose in the mud, but that’s why she called a dabbling duck.

Ducky Salute!


Here’s you Ducky Salute of the Day!