Nature Through My Lens

Ducks

Teal on Ice

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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!


All My Ducks in a Row

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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!


Diving Practice

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With Billy and Sis looking on, Mum turns her head as Bobby attempts his first full Pike off the log!


As Happy as a Duck…

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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 Gathering

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A flock of Mallards found a warm sunny spot along an unnamed stream in Glenn Valley in Langley Township, B.C.


Shovelers

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A pair of drake Northern Shovelers working along the bank of the pond at the bird sanctuary.


Anything But Common

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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!