Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “drake

Looking to the Future


A drake Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) looks out across the water of Mill Lake. I’m always amazed how that Green head can change colour in the light!

Pretty Pintail


A Northern Pintail (Acer acuta) looking very handsome as he swims through some greenery on the water.



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!

One on a Log


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!

Hooded Merganser


Here is yesterdays mate. A male Hooded Merganser. He has such a wonderful hood. Here he is an a golden hour pond. The movement of water and light and reflection interests me a great deal. This is a great example.

Leading the Choir


A drake Mallard in full stretch.

A Bit of a Stretch


A pair of drake Mallards.  One having a bit of a stretch!