Monday, January 18, 2010

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 15


This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren,  Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.


I was down at Fish Creek and saw this female Mallard Duck with the strange coloring. I decided to take another look. We have had quite a bit of melting since the last set.



Here is a pair of females to show the normal feather coloration.


She is a real beauty.


You can see a lot of neat worlds above.

39 comments:

JOE TODD said...

Ooops I forgot the bread to feed the ducks LOL

Babooshka said...

I haven't seen one with that light colouring before and we have plenty these parts. I have missed virtual travelling the world through blogging. Never know what you will find.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, she is beautiful, Tom! I don't think I've ever seen one like that! Great post for the day! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

great shots there
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Craver Vii said...

A mallard swaggers into a bar and asks for a beer. The bartender asks, "Do you have cash?" So the duck says, "Just put it on my bill."

(lol) Oh, that one always makes me quack up!

Samson said...

Lovely photo's

St Philomena's Church

eileeninmd said...

Nice shots of the mallards. I had to laugh at Craver Vii jokes. Very cute!

Tony said...

We had a melt up in Michigan also. Nice photos.

Tony

wenn said...

wo, just lovely with the reflection!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! You wrote the word, "melting!" Isn't that exciting for you? And, the special light duck is so beautiful...and, Craver Vii's joke is too cute!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots, nice contrast in the birds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We've had a melting also, Tom... It was almost spring-like today!!! Amazing!

Your new duck is very pretty... She's different from most, don't you think????
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

I'll bet all the male mallards are swimming after this blonde beauty. Nice captures Tom.

imac said...

She is a beaut Tom, also her reflection.

LadyFi said...

You have water! Love the light on the ducks... Great shots.

SandyCarlson said...

She is very, very lovely. Precocious, even.

soulbrush said...

gosh i never tire of seeing ducks, they are so pretty every one of them. thanks for hosting this awesome blog.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes she is a beauty!
I'm wondering if she would be an outcast in the duck world or one that all the boys wanted to be seen with.
Looks like she's made friends despite her difference.

KaHolly said...

Isn't she a pretty little thing? I love ducks, too. I didn't realize how beautiful and distinct they all were until I got into birding a little deeper and braved the cold Maine winter. Before I acquired a scope, they all just looked like ducks, all the same, just ducks! Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise! ~karen

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great captures for the comparison shots.She is a beauty.
Blessings,Ruth

Lawstude said...

a real beauty indeed. great shots FG.

George said...

I imagine that the ducks appreciate the melting. The coloration on the one female is unique, but beautiful.

Darla said...

Just makes you want to reach out and pet them...probably not a good idea though, lol.

ewok1993 said...

a real standout eh - at any pond :D

Carolyn said...

What a beauty and what a capture Tom. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

The Good Life in Virginia said...

she's indeed a lovely looker...i like her coloration.
have a fab week...

Denise said...

Definitely a very pretty duck. I haven't seen one with her coloring either. I enjoyed your photos as always. Have a great week.

happilyretired said...

Lovely find ... I don't think I've ever seen ducks colored like this here in Southern California.
Hugs and blessings,

Nicole said...

wow, thanks for showing!
I've never seen 'her' in that kind of plumage.
She's a real Beauty!

Regina said...

So cute.
Lovely scenes.

Lew said...

Congrats on the header! Your contest with Imac, Darla and om has been fun to follow. Also great shots of the ducks! Unusual color for the one.

Philip said...

WOW! she is a beaut clever of you to notice and nice captures too :)

We love Luna said...

Dear friend,
Thanks for this informative post, I didn't know how to recognise duck's female.So that...that friend with fashion green hair is a "boy"? Hmmm very interesting!
I just saw some ducks yesterday...I think I will try some pictures, as now you helped me to understand the differences!
Hugs
Léia and little Luna

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like the boys like her too.

There is a name for the condition for the lack of pigment but I can't seem to locate it at the moment.

Vaggelis said...

so beautiful

Mary said...

We have a couple of those light colored ones at the wetlands and I always thought they were some sort of manky mixture because they hang out with the black and white ducks. Yours look just like the ones that we have! Love the Mallards and congrats on getting the shield back with your header...it's a good one!

Warren Baker said...

Your Blond Mallard is probably leucistic FG. This condition happens in lots of birds, some have more than others.

Pietro said...

Wonderful photographs, Tom. The last one is amazing and so funny!
:-)

Tipper said...

Never seen one like that-pretty!