Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday Critters ~ 328 ~

On a recent visit to Lake of the Lilies only Mallards were there to pose for pictures.

There was something about this image that I loved...
I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sleeping...

No matter the light, this ducks head always appeared blue.




On the other side of the lake, I disturbed a group of Mallards during preening,











they sure do take their grooming seriously!

Sharing today's images with Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen

23 comments:

  1. Hello, the Mallard does have some beautiful colors. Love that shiny head. This lake looks like a great place for your birding and photos. A wonderful collection of photos. Take care and stay well! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, happy weekend! PS, thanks always for your visit and comment.

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  2. wow we have also here where I live but I never took a photo of them! :)
    your photos are so nice indeed!
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  3. You captured the colours beautifully, Debbie.

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  4. Beautiful photos! How did you take such a pretty close up pics without scaring it away?

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  5. These are all magnificent, Debbie, but yes I especially love the first one also.

    xoxo

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  6. You captured the beautiful colors of the feathers with your photos! Love watching them preen! Stay healthy my friend. Hugs from Florida, Diane

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  7. Thank you I enjoyed every single one, as they spend the day carefree and especially the two snuggled together. Priceless moments and gifts of nature.

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  8. Loved looking at your mallards. They seem to have blue heads whereas ours down here seem to be green. And then maybe I am just color blind :) Either way these are great shots, thanks Debbie :)

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  9. I love that first image. Different but so lovely.

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  10. Beautiful photos! I do like the first one...having the out of focus duck in the background gives it dimension.

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  11. Oh isn't he so pretty with his blue head and feathers, it does amaze me how much they clean themselves. The duck in the background with the grass in the foreground is very cool, looks like you had beautiful weather this day!!

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  12. Don't you love ducks! So charming! Stay well please.

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  13. Hello. I like too that first photo. Mallard is very beautiful colored bird. Have a nice sunday.

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  14. Those birds are so pretty......love the COLORS!! You're right...they sure do like to "preen", ha ha ha. Hope y'all got out for a drive today. We're all supposed to be "staying home" but we are allowed out to exercise and walk our dogs. Alot of people are taking advantage of it though. It helps so much just to be able to take a nice little drive and see some scenery. We don't walk every day now....and the walks we do are alot shorter. I noticed today they have closed down all our city parks, it wasn't like that just yesterday. Our state parks and county parks and beaches have been closed for weeks, but this shut down of the city parks is new. Do they have your beaches closed down there? Take care of yourself and stay safe.

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    1. YeS!!! everything here is closed. ALL parks, walking paths our favorite reservoir...the beaches and boardwalks are all closed.

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  15. Beauties! Dear friend, take care of yourself and your family!
    Greetings

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  16. Wonderful photos to brighten our eyes.
    Keep safe and well
    A big Hugs

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  17. A lovely series of photographs here, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Such pretty Mallards ... I got really confused the first time I saw Mallards who looked blue instead of green. Real birders set me straight!

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  19. You got some amazing photos of these lovely Mallards. I think their colors are beautiful and you always capture the best moments.
    You are amazing! Sending hugs!

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  20. Beautiful are your photos that you have made of the duck!

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  21. Debbie - if I didn't know better, I would think these ducks are doing a bit of yoga! Great, entertaining shots! Stay healthy and enjoy your week ahead!

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