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!
A Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) with it’s young around it. She had five young with here, with the male leading the little procession. I was very pleased to see these guys as they are a lifer for me!
With Billy and Sis looking on, Mum turns her head as Bobby attempts his first full Pike off the log!
Is there anything cuter that a cluster of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos)
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!
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!
A Ring-necked Duck and his reflection