Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Preening

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!


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!


Right Under There

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A Sandhill Crane preening.


Making Pretty

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A Mallard hen making herself pretty by keeping all the feathers neat and tidy.


That Impossible Spot

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When you have a long neck and a long bill, there’s always a spot that’s almost impossible to groom!


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!


Preening

A Northern Pintail preening.  There was great light on the water.

A Northern Pintail preening. There was great light on the water.