Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday Critters ~ 273 ~

The pair of Wood Ducks are still hanging around at
Lake of the Lilies
and I continue to stalk them.
The male is undeniably more beautiful than the female,
but the female has striking marking and a very pretty feather pattern.
They are a dabbling duck, and the two are always together.
My bird book states they are here year round, but I have only ever seen them in winter.
And at that, I rarely see them...having a pair close by has been exciting.




When I saw them 2 years ago, 
they came out of the water and I was able to get some lovely pictures.
I guess they look more natural in the water,
 but the following pictures give you a good look at all their beautiful features.
They have small legs and feet (palmate).




25 comments:

  1. Wow, they are a cute pair. Nice pictures.

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  2. Hello Debbie, I have always loved seeing the Wood Ducks. The male is beautiful, lovely colors. But, the female is a beauty too. Your photos are awesome. Maybe you will see their babies this spring. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, I appreciate your visit and comment on my blog.

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  3. Fantastic! One of my favorite ducks! Unfortunately, I've only ever seen them when traveling.

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  4. Isn't it amazing that the female is so plain except for the tips of her wings and then all that beautiful color.

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  5. Dang!! I am in total jealousy mode! This is one bird I cannot find to photograph. And such superb photos ... amazing

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  6. How interesting! I don't ever get to see their little dainty feet! I was hoping you would have ducks this week and you've shown us one of the most beautiful. How neat to see the male and female together! Nesting time! Happy weekend!

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  7. Wow! Great photos. Send them North, it's almost spring

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  8. These photos are exquisite Debbie! I feel like I can reach out and touch these lovely birds. Well done. :-)

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  9. I think you have fallen in love with Wood Ducks, Debbie - and who can blame you for that?

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  10. They are a gorgeous duck.Can't wait for the water to thaw and the birds to return.

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  11. They are beautiful! I'd love to get some photos of these spectacular ducks.

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  12. They are extraordinarily beautiful!...and apparently new to my part of the world.
    Are they relative to the Mandarin ducks?

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  13. Hello. Incredibly great looking bird! Fantastic!

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  14. Lovely wood duck pictures! They are striking birds! I know that they do have an “eclipse” plumage sometimes in the summer, and they are not as showy. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Like I said yesterday,& will reiterate...jealous, I am!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  16. Such beautiful markings! Pretty ducks. They visit this island but I haven’t seen any.

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  17. That is great you were able to get them, they do have wonderful markings and I always like to see a pair of them together, just brings a smile to my face :)

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  18. They are just beautiful and your shots are lovely

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  19. they're very attractive looking ducks.

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  20. Wow, these are beautiful ducks ...nice!

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  21. So pretty, and it’s great to get the pair together!

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  22. These birds are absolutely beautiful. The male is more colorful but I can see the uniqueness of the female too. I continue to be amazed at the fantastic shots you get of them all.
    Blessings and hugs!

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