Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 406

 The Monarchs are Migrating... 







I saw this unusual duck up in Rhode Island...

does anyone know of an identification on this duck?

- be like a duck -
- paddling and working hard under water, but what everyone else sees is a calm smiling face -

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters

18 comments:

  1. Hello Debbie,
    Beautiful captures of the Monarch! I saw one these week on my butterfly bush. I believe your ocean duck is the Common Eider, but I could be wrong. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  2. Hello Debbie, I agree with Eileen, I believe it's an Eider but they only look like this from July to September. Beautiful captures of the Monarch butterfly. I haven't seen one all year!

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  3. I have seen a lot of Monarchs until the past week when we got a lot of rain and the temperatures have dropped off a lot. Your shots are so wonderful!

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  4. Your photos are exquisite....as alwys.....

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  5. The duck may be a Common Eider. Great shots.

    Love the monarch photos. You really are a butterfly whisperer, Debbie.

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  6. That's an odd looking duck...no offense, Ducky! heehee! But I don't think I've ever seen one. I sure hope one of the Monarchs will show up around here. We have SO many butterflies right now. Happy weekend. I hope you're resting and taking it easy!

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  7. Beautiful butterflies! And ive never seen a duck like that! Hope your weekend is going great!

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  8. The Monarchs left here some time ago.

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  9. The Monarch is such a beautiful butterfly. As for the duck, I would say Scoter or Eider but I could be wrong.

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  10. Wonderfully colorful photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful butterfly.
    Never seen a duck like that here. Bolsena lake, where I often go, is a perfect habitat for ducks but they are different.

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  12. Beautiful butterfly shots!

    My latest post:
    https://craniumbolts.blogspot.com/2021/09/brief-visit-to-kaikondrahalli.html

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  13. So many things migrating now, our hummingbird feeder has been busy :)
    Wow that duck has an interesting bill on it doesn't it, very interesting, fun to find those unusual ones :)

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  14. Wonderful butterfly photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Monarchs are beautiful! We still have a few around. I've never seen a duck like that, but it's very cool looking! Most unusual.

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  16. I guess it is the time of year for the Monarchs to migrate. I love how you raise and nurture them. That is an unusual Duck. It is amazing how they look so calm while paddling.
    Blessings and hugs!

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