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Friday, October 27, 2017

Saturday's Critters

Critters this week
 There are a lot of deer in our neighborhood - these were down the street from our house - enjoying the fresh green grass after all the rain we've had lately

 And the over-wintering ducks are migrating in.  These were in a slough in Birch Bay State Park
 Mallards



 American Widgeon and Mallard
 Hooded Mergansers - notice how the white on the side of his head makes a square reflection in the water.

 Female and male Widgeon and female Mallard
 Above the ducks, in a dead tree, was a Great Blue Heron
 The way the twigs are sitting it looks like the heron is using a crutch
 Hey - what are all you ducks doing down there?  You'd better be glad I'm not a Bald Eagle

 Out on the shore of Drayton Harbor we saw this Great Blue Heron - looking for lunch
Flying off with his companion - a male Widgeon.  I didn 't notice the duck until I got the photos off the camera.

15 comments:

Kim said...

My goodess you have some lovely critters in your neck of the woods, JoAnn. Cute deer and the Hooded Mergansers, are so pretty. I have not seen these before.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Lovin' all the ducks and herons!!
[the photos of the male mallards are extraordinary in color!]

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

These photos were amazing!!Love the Blue Herron!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Tom said...

...I haven't seen a Hooded Mergansers is years, thanks!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the sweet deer. We usually see them running off, it is hunting season here. Wonderful sighting and captures of the ducks and the heron. The Hooded Merganser and the cute Wigeon are a couple of my favorites. Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

I think there must be a 2 Duck Convenion2 on down your way with so man ducks. Love the Heron and what looks like a crutch. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lea said...

Beautiful deer, and great photos of all the ducks and other water birds!
Love the Heron photos!
Have a wonderful week-end

Small City Scenes said...

So much fun driving around and seeing all the neat critters we have in our area. Great shots JoAnn
MB

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful birds.

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful photos! Pretty reflections of those widgeons.

The Furry Gnome said...

Lots of critters in your neighbourhood!

Kay said...

We've had s-o-o-o many deer around! I've got to take a look and see what kinds of ducks are landing here. We have huge flocks of geese going back and forth across the skies. As always, I love your great blue heron shots.

Powell River Books said...

I always say there are more deer in town than in the bush, or so it seems. - Margy

Small City Scenes said...

I like your header. I am trying to change my header but for some reason Blogger isn't letting me. I keep trying.
The deer come up and clean all the windfall apples under the trees. I like that.
MB

Julie Fukuda said...

I think those herons are following you around just to get their pictures taken.