Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mallard/ Camera Critters

Mallard eating a small fish

Until seeing this, I had always thought mallard ducks were herbivores. But this mallard was greedily devouring a small fish. I learned something new!

I tried to capture the fish above water, but the mallard was too fast for me. Maybe next time!

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34 comments:

Andrea said...

I love that combination of its green beak and blue at the tip of the wing. I wonder what that color is useful for! Do you know its gender? haha!

Jill said...

Wow! Love this. It shows so many of the beautiful details of the mallard. Great job!

Sandra said...

i never really thought about what they eat, now we know. the ones here like bread and any people food. the photo is so good i tried to wash my hands in the water on my computer. gorgeous

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This has been a goal of mine for a long time. Just once I'd like to catch a shot of the fish in the beak of any bird.

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic capture of the Mallard.

TexWisGirl said...

she needs her protein! :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice tight shot. I always thought they munched on plants.

Liz said...

Lovely capture!

Lorac said...

Oh she is gorgeous! Nice capture EG. I really love the mallards.

La Principessa Errante said...

What a wonderful shot, love the subtle colors of the mallard and the amazing blue of the water, I too always thought they were herbivores, if I thought much about it at all. Thanks for enlightening me.

Lois Evensen said...

What a pretty lady. Very nice shot.

Antonette said...

Great details in your photo! I too, didn't know they ate fish. Hmmm.

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Antonette

Denise said...

I learned something new too, pretty little duck. Always love that touch of blue in his feathers on its back.

Carletta said...

Wondering about his green beak but all the colors in this mesh beautifully! Love the rippling clear water.

Susan said...

Wow, awesome shot! The water looks so inviting, even though I'd freeze to death the minute I hit it. Love it!

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot! I love the details you've captured! Such beautiful water! I didn't realize they ate fish either!! Always a good day when I learn something new -- which means, I guess, that every day is a good day!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

I love that flash of blue and her little foot paddling along as she eats!

Lowell said...

Take a peak at its beak! These guys are good fisherducks! I thought all your mallards had flown to Florida!

Small City Scenes said...

Quack! A very neat picture. I love the color of the water.
It seems it is true as long as there is any water ducks will find it. Mud puddles are no exception out this way. MB

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely capture!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Me too... I didn't know that either!

colleen said...

I love that one little spot of purple!
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Shammickite said...

The fish must have been a specially yummy treat.

Rambling Woods said...

mallards will eat insects, small fish and other things..can't afford to be picky at this time of year...

edenhills said...

You should see the chickens when they find a mouse. It wouldn't make near as pretty a picture as this though.

George said...

I also learned something from your post. I never thought of Mallards eating fish. I must say that this is a marvelous photo. The colors -- of the water and of the duck -- are fantastic.

Randy said...

He's a cutie!

SquirrelQueen said...

She is a beautiful girl, great capture.

cat said...

I always thought the same, so now I also know different. Great shot!

Indrani said...

Beautiful capture. The water looks so good.

André Tavares said...

Adorei esta foto também! O brilho da água é incrível!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful capture of our fine feathered friend.

Janie said...

Great photo! I, too, thought mallards were herbivores.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photo! Always nice to see the blue in a female mallard's wing,

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