Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Duck

Teal on Ice

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A pair of Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) have a bit of a struggle on the very thin ice, falling through a couple of times!


All My Ducks in a Row

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Here’s Eight Mallards (Anas platyrhychos), four pair, four male, four females. All were asleep with their heads down. Something made a noise and all the males popped up. Females weren’t bothered and kept sleeping! Who has their priorities right!


Strike a Pose

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A most handsome male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) perched on the top rail of a fence.


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!


A Trio

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A trio of drake Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) hanging out with a group of mixed ducks at Mill Lake in Abbotsford. I really like the action and different colours of the water in this shot!


Nap Time

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A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhychos) found a quite log to have an afternoon nap on!


Two Mallards

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Here’s an archive shot from a couple of years back that I’ve always liked!  A pair of Mallard drakes, Anas platyrhychos.


Pretty Pintail

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


Two Boys, Two Girls

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Two pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhychos) Probably the most familiar duck in the world. They are litterally everywhere and do pretty well everywhere they go.


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!


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!


Pied-billed Grebes

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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!


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!


Ducks in a Row

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Is there anything cuter that a cluster of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos)


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!


Swimming Proud

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A Ring-necked Duck and his reflection


Spring is in the Air

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Two male Ring-necked Ducks (Aythya collaris) swimming along behind a female Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) Ah well, it’s Spring and who cares is she don’t look like Mama!


Cruising

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A Northern Shoveler (Anus clypeata) swimming with his reflection


Dabbling

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A male Wood Duck


Common Goldeneye

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A hen Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula). This head forward behaviour is a response to a males courtship display.


Sisters

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


Her Own Sunlight

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A pretty Mallard hen (Anas platyrhynchos) has found her own spot of sunlight to bring out her best.


Mrs. Wood

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A beautiful hen Wood Duck. Not at outlandish as her mate but she definitley has charms of her own. Her mate is in the background.