Friday, April 16, 2021

Feeding The Ducks

 The hubs bought cracked corn so I could feed the ducks at 
Lake of the Lilies
I enjoy feeding the ducks and I thought it would help me to get better pictures of them...
- NOT -
They get so excited, waddle all over the place, don't stop for one second,
it is nearly impossible to get a picture of them.

I did ok with the girls...


Female Mallard Ducks


They always "look" happy!

I realized too, that photographing them in the water produces better pictures.
When feeding them, 
they are always on shore...
so I decided I will take pictures first and then feed them.
There is one small problem with that, 
now they recognize our car and charge us as soon as we approach.

There were a few Seagulls, completely uninterested in eating,
that surprised me.

This is a Laughing Gull
my book says they are present only in the summer, they must have recently returned.

All of the other pictures I took when feeding the ducks were pretty blurry,
but I have a plan for next time!

9 comments:

  1. Ducks are smart creatures! Great photos. I’ve never see a laughing gull before. Gorgeous creature.

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  2. Hello,
    Fun times, it is funny they recognize your car now. Great photos. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  3. I have found too that if you put out feed they don't make good pictures.

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  4. Lovely photos. I can't remember the last time I fed the ducks! :0)

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  5. They love easy food like a lot of creatures do and can definitely mob the source! LOL! At many public parks/lakes here Fish & Wildlife has banned feeding altogether.

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  6. I had to laugh they know your car now, yes when they are on the move it is harder to get pics. neat that there are new birds that come through.

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  7. Always enjoy seeing your photographs :)

    All the best Jan

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  8. I think getting photos of the Female ducks was great. I think they must be smarter than the male, since they would at least somewhat pose for the photos. I hope they got more food. Yes, pictures first is a good idea. I love how nature does recognize people and cars too and come running. The Laughing Gull is a pretty bird too. Another great bird picture taking adventure.
    Big hugs!

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