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!
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!
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!
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.
A drake Mallard in full stretch.
A pair of drake Mallards. One having a bit of a stretch!
A Gadwall Drake
Here’s an Odd Couple. A drake Ring-necked Duck and a hen Bufflehead Duck. Maybe they’re just friends! I dunno!
Here’s the Woods! Mr. & Mrs. All sent for the busy season
Here comes Mr. Wood chugging along leaving quite a wake behind him.
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 drake Mallard proudly swims by his mate.
I love all the different colours in the water!
A Mallard drake.
He’s either preaching to the cheap seats or leading the choir!
A proud Mallard drake
The problem with moulting is that one always has a mouthful of feathers!
So says this Mallard drake!
A preening Mallard drake and his wonderful orange feet
In life, do like the Mallard, make a big splash!
Here’s a drake Mallard preening. He remains as my number one duck right down to the curly little feather on his butt!
One of my favourite ducks, here’s a drake Mallard in all his glory!
All the Best of the New Year to all!
A Mallard drake in the golden light of the afternoon.
I was amazed at how the reflection from his head was so widespread on the rippled water.
Here I came to swim and nobody told me it was walking only
A pair of Mallards catch a little quiet time
Here’s a proud Northern Mallard. Why? Because all the local Mallards are in eclipse plumage. This guy has all his bright colours. Puts the locals to shame!