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Friday, March 23, 2012

Ducks and Swans

Driving the backroads we often come across some amazing sightings of birds. On the old hiway from Burlington to Alger, WA we saw flooded fields and huge flocks of Pintail and Mallard Ducks - more Pintails than Mallards. The two ducks often flock together.

When the fields flood there are lots of temporary ponds for the ducks. We've had a very rainy winter this year.

The feathers on Pintails are spectacular . . .

And the Mallards . . . there is almost nothing as striking as their green head . . .

Across the road from the flocks of ducks were some of the Tundra Swans that over-winter here. We usually see them a little farther south so it was a treat on this sunny day to find them.

Time to go - bye!


Julie said...

Gorgeous photos as always!

Jeanne said...

I agree with Julie. I especially like your mallard picture.

Lili said...

Waddle, waddle... quack, quack... I love them all Jo! ~Lili