Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday Critters ~ 224 ~

Lake of the Lilies, 
one of my favorite places to go "duck hunting".

Soon, most of the "winter ducks" will be gone and a few more swans will call this lake home.
The first six pictures are pictures I have already shared here on my blog.
It gives you an idea of all the amazing ducks that are here over Winter.


Hooded Mergansers 


 Redhead


The American Coot


The Greater Scaup


The Mute Swan


Killdeer

These next images are new to the blog...the not so great captures of the
The Northern Shovelers






27 comments:

  1. What a pretty place to live!
    The ducks are all amazing to see! I love the Scaup and the American Coot!

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  2. In the second picture there is also a Ruddy Duck, in the centre of the group. It is the small duck with its tail sticking up vertically. In fact it belongs to a group of ducks loosely referred to as “stiff tails.” May I point out, with the utmost respect, that the correct name of Red-headed Duck is simply Redhead. This is certainly a great spot to observe waterfowl and I can see why you enjoy it so much.

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    1. thanks david, i appreciate it. as much as i LOVE ducks, i don't always identify them correctly. and i was wondering about the ruddy duck i have a picture of it closer up but i did not know the name. when i googled it, i was probably not describing it correctly as i got nothing. this is a great lake, very close to home and i visit often in the winter. i have had much luck there seeing new to me birds!!

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    2. If ever I may help you with bird identification it would be my pleasure to do so.

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  3. Beautiful assortment of ducks...the Greater Scaup with its blue beak is my favourite.
    But the Shovelers look so funny!
    Happy Easter!

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  4. Amaxing creatures. They made me smile this morning, Debbie. Great photos!

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  5. That is a fantastic spot! Beautiful photos! I think Shovelers are awesome, but I've never seen one.

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  6. Oh....you got some really beautiful shots. Love seeing all the ducks. Great job.

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  7. So many different colors...God is good.

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  8. Hello, I would like to go duck hunting with you. I love the Hooded Mergansers and the Shovelers. But, they are all beautiful ducks. Awesome sightings and beautiful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  9. Great critter shots today. I don't think I've ever seen a Merganser down this way.

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  10. Such beautiful creatures !!
    Happy Easter !!

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  11. Hello Debbie!:) Beautiful captures!:) There are, many different species of ducks on Lake of the Lilies!!! So great to see so many, in a lovely location. I would also love to go duck hunting with you. Have a happy Easter Weekend.

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  12. That pond is a marvel -- so many different kinds of ducks! I love your kind of hunting. Hard to beat the hooded merganser, but I'm excited to see the shovelers too -- don't think I've ever seen them in 'real life. All great pictures of beautiful water fowl. Happy Easter!

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  13. What a treasure to have nearby! The variety of ducks is amazing and beautiful.

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  14. I would love to live near a lake with that many different kinds of water birds. Beautiful pics! Happy Easter.

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  15. I love the Hooded Mergansers and the Northern Shovelers...one look at their beaks and you know how they got their name!

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  16. Your bird photos are amazing. The colors of the birds are beautiful. I especially love the Hooded Mergansers and I enjoyed all the new photos of the Northern Shovelers. The breen color is brilliant. Great works my friend. Hugs~

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  17. Great shots and a good selection of different types of ducks. I love that little killdeer, I haven't seen one of those before. Hubby and I were just talking about when was the time when the geese had their babies.

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  18. Gorgeous water birds (and field, in the case of the killdeer)... Beautiful photos!

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  19. Wow Debbie y'all have ducks up there that I have never seen before! Very interesting. I have fallen in love with that Scaup one, the black and white, oh my gosh, that is a beautiful bird, love it! I'll have to look them up, I wonder if we ever get those here. I've never seen any. I learn something new on the blogs every single day, how about you?

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  20. Hi! I'm back from my cruise to Jamaica and wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting I'd Rather B Birdin' in my absence. Have a great day! Hope to see you soon.

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  21. You saw some beautiful ducks! If you get tired of 'hunting' there....come to Florida and hunt with me! Hugs, Diane

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  22. Wow, what a day and the little hooded ones are just the most adorable! As are the Killdeer!

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  23. A wonderful collection of simply beautiful ducks.
    Thanks for sharing them.

    All the best Jan

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  24. I can see how they got the name shoveler --- what a schnozz!!!

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