Monday, November 15, 2021

Overlooking The Mallards

 When I first arrive at a lake or body of water, 
I am instantly on the lookout for an unusual bird or duck.
A critter I rarely see or any"body" who has arrived here for winter.
Just let me insert here that if I had wings and were able to fly...
 I would not start to fly south and stop in New Jersey to stay for the winter.
With that said, some do, and I am always happy to see them arrive.

But common here year round and in almost any lake, river or stream or puddle are 
Mallards
They are so beautiful and so often overlooked because they are so common. 






Ya' gotta love that tail curl!


I took all of these pictures because no one is here yet for winter...

So here's to the mallards and recognizing their feather patterns, tail curl, color and beauty.
You don't get the recognition you deserve!

18 comments:

  1. That is a lovely batch of photos. They are so pretty. I watched some at a pond a couple of years ago. It was so funny to see them fly into the area, and put their feet out and forward to land like water skiing into the pond. Linda in Kansas

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    1. many thanks linda...do you have a blog?? i would love to connect with you on your blog if you have one!! let me know, share the link here. debbie

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  2. Hello, Debbie

    Great series on the Mallards, they are all beautiful. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  3. They are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. You got such great photos...so much detail in each and every one! They are beautiful! I have butterflies on my post today...you'll love it! heehee! Hugs!

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  5. Yes, they are common but very friendly, I like to feed them.
    Great series of photos.

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  6. Haha.. I wouldn't stop in New Jersey to winter either.. silly ducks.
    You got some lovely pictures.

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  7. I’ve missed the mallards along the boardwalk. Renovations underway here. Thanks for the mallard fix. Great photos!

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  8. Yes, they don't get the recognition they deserve. They're actually very pretty.

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  9. Such a lovely series of photographs.
    The Mallards look quite beautiful.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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  10. They are lovely birds, when we were out the other night the geese were flying overhead in big and small groups, and I told Greg do you think they are stopping for a while or just flying right on over. Yes it is nice there will be some stopping there for you to enjoy!

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  11. I like mallards!! I think they are so pretty and I have a few ceramic ones!

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  12. Beautiful ! I agree, the Mallard is so often overlooked and all because it is so common. I think they are gorgeous and have tons of pictures of them, but keep on adding more.

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  13. Love, love, love this beautiful series of the Mallards.

    They certainly are gorgeous.

    Happy Wednesday, Debbie.

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  14. I think mallards are lovely too Debbie. You take lovely pics and it is amazing how you can put a post up each day.

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    1. thanks brenda, i wish you had a blog so that i could visit you!!

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  15. They are very overlooked! I love how the green shines in sunlight. Being common doesn't make them any less special.

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