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Friday, January 26, 2018


Let's see what the ducks are up to.
 The Surf Scoter is a large sea duck that overwinters in our area.  It is sometimes locally called the Skunk Headed Coot, because of the markings on the head.

 They feed on mussels that they scoop up when they dive
 Mallards also overwinter in our area and are found in flocks on the bays and sloughs
 They often flock with the American Wigeons
 Time for showing off
 Impressing the girls
 Catching the American Wigeons at bath time 


Tom said...

...fabulous captures.

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome back with a quack and a splash!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) I enjoyed seeing the duck's splashes and dives. Always fun to see, but I have never seen the Surf Scoter before. It's head is most distinctive.

Joyful said...

I love the ducks splashing around in the water.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great captures of the Surf Scoter. The Mallards are pretty, their green heads really pop. The Wigeon is a beautiful duck. Great sightings and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Lea said...

Have a great weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love your action shots! WOW! They are beautiful! I hope you're having a nice weekend! Lots of hugs, Diane

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've always loved mallards and their bright green heads.

Angie said...

The disappearing duck ... terrific series of action shots! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kim said...

Hello there lovely JoAnn. It seems forever since I have visited your lovely place. These photos of the ducks are lovely. What characters they are.

Patio Postcards said...

Glad to see you back from your break. Those mallards are so beautiful, especially the males.

Mary said...

I'm partial to Mallards - but all ducks can be such fun to watch. Your pix are fabulous.

The most interesting ducks I've ever seen were the flightless Campbell Island Teals on Campbell Island, NZ. They had almost reached extinction however are now up to 100, perhaps even more. I'm including the link to my old post in case you didn't see it back in 2011 JoAnn. That was such a special sighting, one of many on that exciting sub-Antarctic Islands expedition trip.

Hugs - Mary

Powell River Books said...

I saw the first male Merganser in it's white breeding plumage. - Margy