A pair of Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) have a bit of a struggle on the very thin ice, falling through a couple of times!
Here’s Eight Mallards (Anas platyrhychos), four pair, four male, four females. All were asleep with their heads down. Something made a noise and all the males popped up. Females weren’t bothered and kept sleeping! Who has their priorities right!
With Billy and Sis looking on, Mum turns her head as Bobby attempts his first full Pike off the log!
Happy as a Duck…
…in water! A flock of Mallards are probably the only ones that are enjoying the flooded streams in and around Fort Langley. After lots of snow, we are back to our usual wet Spring. New growth is obvious on the background trees.
A flock of Mallards found a warm sunny spot along an unnamed stream in Glenn Valley in Langley Township, B.C.
A pair of drake Northern Shovelers working along the bank of the pond at the bird sanctuary.
A Common Goldeneye give me a stern look. I think this duck is anything but common, with his bright black and white markings and that striking gold eye!
Ducks on the wing.
A pair of Blue-Winged Teal were a bit shy of having their pictures taken!
If you look close you can see the abundance of insects on the water. No shortage of food this time of the year!
This lovely Mallard hen was happy to have her portrait taken!
A drake Mallard found himself a quiet corner of the marsh to do his daily preening of the feathers. Being Spring his colours are bright and shiny to impress the girls!
A hen Mallard has 40 winks, but always has a watch out.
Feeding the ducks in the parking lot of the bird sanctuary.
A drake Bufflehead swims by on a golden pond
An American Wigeon takes a nap in the sun.
A perfect pair. Mallards
A couple of drake American Wigeon waddle across the frozen pond
A drake Mallard proudly swims by his mate.
I love all the different colours in the water!
A pair of Mallards asleep in the afternoon sun
A very pretty Northern Pintail hen.
A pair of Wood Ducks on the golden pond
A Hooded Merganser hen and her reflection of the deep blue water
A mix of ducks in a small group. There’s some Wigeons and Ring-necked Ducks and there were some Gadwalls and Mallards close by.
One of my favourite ducks, here’s a drake Mallard in all his glory!
All the Best of the New Year to all!