Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Fun Shots - Ducks

I have been hoping to see some unusual ducks rather then just the mallard. I finally got a Wood Duck at a distance on Brady Lake. I found this family of bad hair ducks. Tried my best to identify and finally gave up. What are they, they have funny head dresses and long bills?
They are a diving duck and are often underwater. The photo doesn't help much but I took several of them. It is Friday fun.
How about a duck we all know. This is a Ruddy Duck, how do you like that blue bill. First one I ever saw. There are no Photo Shop tricks here.
So just for fun, this is an albino Mallard Duck. Well, it was swimming with the mallards. Too bad the eye isn't red.

I hope you had fun with my recent duck finds.

14 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

Very nice find!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The 'bad hair' day ducks are Mergansers.A wood Duck is always a treat.
Blessings,Ruth

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Fishing Guy!
If I could find find my darn bird book I would tell ya...but I seem to have misplaced it. lol :) when I find it, and if you still need an answer I will let you know.
O' and I did my first sky watch today! Happy Friday!
NLSM

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

So you have ducks made from wood? My goodness Tom!! How do they manage to fly? LOL!!

Great shots Tom but you know wooden ones can be painted in all kinds of colors. LOL!!

Rose said...

I don't think I have ever seen these, but maybe one of these days i will run across them at the strip pits.

fishing guy said...

Joan: You just put their wings out and throw them and the rest is easy. You need a boat to retrieve them from the water to fly them again.

fishing guy said...

Thanks Ruth, the unidentified ducks were Red-breasted Mergansers.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the albino mallard! My gramma used to have tons of them on the farm.

Mary said...

Lovely ducks! I'd say a Red-Breasted Merganser looking at my book. Never seen one before! The Wood Duck is one I would like to get some good photos of. All of these are great finds.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Ducks with bad hair, ducks with blue bills and an albino?
You are definitely having too much fun, my friend.
Thanks for sharing your fun with us!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You are doing great, Tom, finding several kinds of ducks... VERY nice!!!

Still feeling good?????
Betsy

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, I find ducks always so funny! Wonderful sequence indeed!

George said...

I certainly enjoyed your fun shot ducks. I think you got some great photos. The bad hair ducks were very interesting.

Tipper said...

Everybody has a bad hair day every once in a while!