Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ducks: A Dapper Dozen

Thanks to some great weather most of the season in coastal Northern California, I was fortunate to get some good looks at a lot of ducks that are common to many coastal waters. I'm sharing a dozen of them here. I hope that you delight as much as I do in their colorful plummage as they motor around our local waterways foraging and showing off their colors.

A male Northern Shoveler with that intense yellow eye.


A male Cinnamon Teal not quite dozing. 

A female Canvasback warily eying the photographer.

A male & female Greater Scaup at the marina breakfront.

Cinnamon Teal & Green-winged Teal friends just hanging out.

A male & female pair of motoring Common Mergansers


Jack LaLanne, the American Wigeon.
A pair of Northern Pintails whose bills almost form a heart.

A male Gadwall, lazily paddling at a nearby marina.

A watchful and wary Male Canvasback awoken from his nap.

A female Mallard who was ready for her close up.

And finally, there goes the local Bufflehead Express.












8 comments:

  1. Great photos! Loved them all! Happy Birding dear tweetie!

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  2. Gorgeous shots of all the ducks! The lighting was perfect on all of them.

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  3. Lovely post--such details and rich colors. Wonderful!

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  4. Wonderful shots! Great close-ups, particularly of the Northern Shoveler, and great action shot of the Common Merganser!

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  5. My first,but now my last visit to your blog.I enjoy birds and photography so this blog is of interest to me.Beautiful pictures.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  6. Fabulous series of duck photographs! I love each and every one of them. Quite the colorful crew. Lovely pintails. Your wonderful photos should be in featured in birding field guides. Beautiful work, Jann!

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