Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Dabbling Duck

Hmmm, Fancy That!

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A hen Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) preening her feathers! Preening is important to birds, especially birds like Ducks who have to keep their feathers ship shape to keep the cold and wet away!


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!


Ditch Ducks

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A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) on the side of a reasonably busy road. It seems they have made their Spring home in the ditch below. Both stood calmly while we drove by. I took the shot out the window of the car!


One on a Log

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A beautiful drake Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) standing on a big log in the water at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner, B.C. The sun was lighting this guy up quite nicely!


Cruising

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A Northern Shoveler (Anus clypeata) swimming with his reflection


Sisters

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A pair of Northern Pintail hens in the green water of their pond