Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gadwall/ Camera Critters

 Swimming in Lake Ontario

Gadwalls are medium-sized dabbling ducks most common on the Canadian Prairies or in the Dakotas, so I was surprised to see a few wintering here. I think this duck is very beautiful.

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36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

A very pretty duck, great sighting and photo. I hope you have a great weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis is a beautiful duck.

Jill said...

It is a beauty. It looks so soft.

Sandra said...

a true beauty, all that detail in the feathers. he/she is perfect for camouflage in the woods.

Birdman said...

I stopped by to feed ducks yesterday at the local pond. Does this count?

see you there! said...

What interesting feathers there on the front (chest?) of the duck.

Darla

Lowell said...

You're lucky. We don't have an dabbling ducks here. We have lots of babbling ducks, though. We also have lots of babbling idiots. We're very lucky...

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shot!

Kate said...

Swimming in Lake Ontario looks like it would take a hearty duck to survive its frigid temperatures. This lovely dabbling duck looks like it has abundant soft feathers that are enough to keep it warm.

Becky and Gary said...

Indeed very beautiful EG. I have never seen one. There have been several species wintering over on Lake Erie too since it hasn't frozen.
B

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

He is a very handsome chap, especially his chest feathers.

Stephanie said...

Nice shot on this one. The feathers are nicely textured that it looks soft.

Halcyon said...

Cute little lady!

RedPat said...

I heard on the TV yesterday that the lake temp is +3˚C so it probably feels quite nice compared to the Prairies or Dakotas.It is a beauty.

Carletta said...

Warm and downy!
A lovely brown color.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've never seen one, I don't think! How lovely!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the patterns in his feathers -- beautiful picture of a beautiful duck.

Kathy said...

He/she has spied something in the water. Probably a bug to eat!

Crafty Gardener said...

very nice photo, I haven't had the luck of photographing a gadwall yet

Cheryl said...

"Handsome" was the word that popped into my head when I saw this. Gorgeous duck and great capture.

NixBlog said...

Great capture!

Dianne said...

very pretty duck
his front looks purple which is fantastic

Southwest Arkie said...

Gorgeous duck- he looks like he is taking a nap.

Randy said...

I love the pattern in his feathers.

Jack said...

Nicely done, EG. The duck looks very serene.

VioletSky said...

She is a beauty. I must keep a look out to see if there are more of them around.

Daniel said...

EG, what a lovely camera critter it is! :)

Just as in the increased number of Snowies (owls), we have new guests. It should be a very interesting spring.

Saun said...

looks so peaceful nice shot!

Liz said...

Great shot of a lovely duck! I posted ducks too :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I agree, that is a beautiful duck. Nicely photographed. I think you caught it in a thoughtful pose.

Indrani said...

Absolutely beautiful.

FotoAnna said...

Such a beautiful duck!
We have them also over here in the Netherlands and we call them Krakeend ... ;-))
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Ruta said...

That's a beautiful duck...great shot!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely photo.

Regards and best wishes

Judy said...

That pattern of breast feathers is unusual, and beautiful!

Rose said...

Oh, it is really beautiful!

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