Monday, June 22, 2020

Duck Shoot


A Mallard duck photo shoot at the lake.
I love ducks, they always look so happy


Male and female juvenile ducks look a lot like adult females.




Beak colour is the most reliable way to sex juvenile mallards. Males have greenish-yellow bills, while females sport orange bills with black splotches.






31 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Your photo shoot looks like a fun time with all the ducks. They are so cute, great photos and closeups. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  2. ...these are FABULOUS, the second one is the winner for me!

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    1. Thanks Tom. The second one is my fave too.

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  3. Wow, wow and wow.
    I am a big fan of ducks too. And often think of them when I look at people who seem to have everything.
    On the water ducks look so serene - and out of sight their little legs are going hell for leather to keep them there.

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    1. I know, those feet go like gangbusters! I like to watch them waddle on land too.

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  4. oooooh they are so sweet, they do look so happy!! awesome captures!!

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  5. Ducks are great! I think its clear that if a person does not like ducks, then they have a very different view of the world to me!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. A delightful series of captures Karen - especially the preening one!

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  7. Nice photos. There is something cheery and fun looking about ducks!

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  8. Incredible photos!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  9. lovely shots. I didn't know the detail about beak colour.

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  10. They are fun to watch. You have captured their personality beautifully.

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  11. Well, a male in breeding plumage is pretty distinctive, isn't he?

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    1. I was referring to juveniles or males in eclipse plumage.

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  12. great shots....all photos are beautiful

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  13. How very lovely photos! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Wonderful shots. So full of joy.

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  15. Wow! Fantastic 'feathered friends' photos! Awesome!

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. I'm impressed Karen. Not many people take photos of Mallards. They much too common for borders to bother with. LOL.

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  17. I didn't know that the juvenile ducks look like adult females. The duck photos are amazing! Specially love the second one.

    -Soma

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  18. I have to find this post on many mallards and the mix of mallards and black ducks throwing what I thought was true which is what you said..into questions when they interbreed....https://birdhybrids.blogspot.com/2014/04/american-black-duck-x-mallard.html?fbclid=IwAR1wDnNQnf8_PYI_mCS9xUsUQrDyi3AzlPnbTFopH-YhSAdB0G5I48oe0Vc

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