Saturday, December 27, 2008

Camera Critters # 38

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I thought I would share the ducks from the neighborhood stream. They are Mallard Ducks which are the most prevalent in our area. How many do you see?
The males can be spotted by the bright green heads and great coloring.
The females are a more protective brown color for safety.
This one males head was so deeply colored it almost looks black.

As you can see there is a pretty good flock that inhabits the small stream. I can see them here on most days as I cross a little bridge.
There are of great camera critters out there. Go and visit a few.

28 comments:

Grammy said...

Great photos. Looks like you have an abundance of wild life to enjoy.
Have a wonderful week.

Ken Conger Photography said...

See you found some green heads. Nice shots. Blue Skies.

Aileni said...

Gives me cold feet to look at this.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Enjoyed seeing the Mallards.We will have to waita few more months before they arrive back here.
Blessings Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tom, Beautiful pictures---but like Aileni said, it makes me COLD to watch them!!!!
Betsy

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful ducks! Last week I had mallards on my blog.They seem omnipresent!

i beati said...

havenm't seen ducks in snow of late. I enjoyed the contrast..sandy

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

I'm really fond of ducks. I used to live on the Thames at Runnymede and had a whole flock waddle up to the back door for breakfast each morning!
Such characters.

Luke Wiley said...

I love the brilliant male coloration!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Tom! They are a beautiful duck. The males so handsome and the females so proud. Lisa

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Wonderful ducks... I love the Drakes in the sunshine and how the greens just shimmer so beautifully.
I haven't seen too many birds right now and that's a good thing with this arctic front above us.
I imagine they are tucked away somewhere warm, I hope.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, my friend.
Marcell and I made a toast for you and your family for a happy and healthy New Year for 2009.
((Hugs))
~Michele~

ChrissyM said...

Lovely photos. When I was younger the town we lived in had a pond near our home and I used to always go and sit on the bridge and watch the ducks.

Darla said...

We have a lot of Mallards in our area too. They are so pretty to me. Great photos.

Leedra said...

Mallards in the snow. I just don't think of them as snow birds. The males look so good with the snow.

babooshka said...

Our mallards are in hiding for winter. Nice to share your beauties.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I love ducks! We adore our little Huey and Lewis. They are just delightful and make such funny sounds when contented our announcing a food-find or simply snoozing in the sun.

Too adorable for words!

Blessings!
Lacy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

No matter where you go, if there is water, you can be sure to find Mallards. :)

Pietro said...

All very beautiful photos, Fishing Guy. I like a lot the second and the last one.

Sherri Kaye said...

Beautiful mallards. Very nice shots!

Stacey Huston said...

Three boys and a girl in the first picture, but that last photo has a whole lot of ducks.. glad to see you've got them all in a row..lol..

Becky said...

Great Mallard shots, FG.
I like their little orange feet.
How do they keep from freezing in that ice cold water?

Ms. Hays said...

WoW Look at em all! My mom would love to be there in the midst of them all!!!

Susie of Arabia said...

I love the male's colors - the green heads are beautiful. We lived on a canal in FL and had white ducks - boy, could they make a huge mess on our sidewalks!
Happy New Year!

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, hope you and your family had a great Christmas Day and our still in holiday celebration mode.

That was a just ducky post.Nice shots of the water too. Take care, and Happy, Happy New Year from Joann and Jack

Larry D said...

Great photos! Right now we have all kinds of waterfowl passing through, mallards are among them, beautiful birds.

crazy working mom said...

I loved the one with the snow in the background. Very nicely done.
I'm playing Camera Critters for the first time this week! It's here.

Janet, said...

Great pictures of the ducks. We have ducks and geese in our area. I love watching them fly over.

Misty Dawn said...

How pretty! That IS a nice sized flock - great photos!