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Friday, February 16, 2018

Duck Critters

More birds have found my feeders. Besides the White-crowned and Savannah Sparrows and Meadowlarks, I saw an Eastern Bluebird grabbing a snack yesterday. Hopefully more will follow.

But today is dedicated to ducks.






I apologize for the quality of the ducks below. They were swimming in a pond about a quarter mile south of the highway. I saw ducks and took a couple of quick shots thinking they were mallards. I didn't realize what I had until I uploaded the pics. Now I wish I had pulled off the road and tried to get some good pics. They are Gadwall ducks. 



Thanks David on the Gadwall ID!
Linking to Saturday Critters

15 comments:

  1. I think that your Canvasbacks are Gadwalls, and may I point out with great respect that a coot is not a duck, it is a member of the rail family, Rallide.

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    1. I actually know this. They don't have webbed feet. But since they are always swimming in the water, I seem to lump them together in my head. :)

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    2. David, I went back to the pond where I saw the 'Gadwalls' (thanks by the way) and got better pics. I'll post them tomorrow.

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  2. Hello, Love the pretty Mallard shot. The Pintails are gorgeous ducks. Great capture of the Coot. I agree with David, I believe the last ducks are the Gadwall. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Great photos of the Ducks and the Coot!
    Just recently I made some quick photos of Coots, and it wasn't until later I realized there were ducks mixed in. Maybe Canvasbacks and Ring-necked Ducks, but my photos are not clear enough to be sure. Should have took more time to focus carefully. Hopefully we have both learned to slow down, take a little more time
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Beautiful photos of the lovely ducks ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Your photos are the BEST. Love the mallard, especially.
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. David is right. Good photos Betty. I wonder where you saw the Pintail? They are both banded.

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    1. Hi Phil, they were along a pond that is next to the zoo. I went back to the pond where I saw the Gadwall and got a couple of better shots. I'll post them tomorrow.

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  7. Beautiful pics Betty. Your Mallard shot is just gorgeous.

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  8. Love the Northern Pintail pair!

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  9. great ducks all of them. But my vaforite is the pintail. It is so elegant :)

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  10. First shot is my favourite.

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