Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “drake

Looking to the Future

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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

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


Mallard

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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

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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!


Hooded Merganser

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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

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A drake Mallard in full stretch.


A Bit of a Stretch

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


Elegant

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A Gadwall Drake


An Odd Couple

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Here’s an Odd Couple.  A drake Ring-necked Duck and a hen Bufflehead Duck.  Maybe they’re just friends!  I dunno!


The Woods

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Here’s the Woods!  Mr. & Mrs.  All sent for the busy season


Chugging Along

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Here comes Mr. Wood chugging along leaving quite a wake behind him.


Grooming

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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!


Proud

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A drake Mallard proudly swims by his mate.

I love all the different colours in the water!


Leading the Choir

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A Mallard drake.

He’s either preaching to the cheap seats or leading the choir!


Proud

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A proud Mallard drake


A Mouthful

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The problem with moulting is that one always has a mouthful of feathers!

So says this Mallard drake!


Those Feet

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A preening Mallard drake and his wonderful orange feet


Splash

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In life, do like the Mallard, make a big splash!


My Favourite Duck

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Here’s a drake Mallard preening.  He remains as my number one duck right down to the curly little feather on his butt!


Happy New Year

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One of my favourite ducks, here’s a drake Mallard in all his glory!

All the Best of the New Year to all!


Greenhead

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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.


Bother

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Here I came to swim and nobody told me it was walking only


Quiet Time

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A pair of Mallards catch a little quiet time


Proud

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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!