Saturday, March 24, 2012

Escape Artist/ Camera Critters/Top Shot

 Muscovy duck

A stranger has arrived in our neighbourhood, one I have never seen before - a Muscovy duck whose ancestors hail from Latin America. They are said to be hardy lovers of freedom who escape farmyards and fly away with wild geese and ducks.

Another view of same duck

This Muscovy was silly to escape  without another Muscovy.  The geese and mallards sharing its pond shun this guy or gal now that they are thinking of starting families.

The Muscovy was not afraid of me but was hoping I was the bearer of a tasty goody, which I was not.

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38 comments:

Zosia said...

I've never seen a white duck. She is beautiful. Looks like a bride. Happy weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is quite the bright face.Maybe this one will come to its senses and return to the farm.

Honest Abe said...

We have lots of white ducks around where we live. None of them look like this one.

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eileeninmd said...

What a pretty duck, they do have a colorful face. Wonderful photos.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty duck, they do have a colorful face. Wonderful photos.

Judy said...

Our neighbor in Illinois had a few of these only they weren't as pretty as this one.

Kate said...

The face "mask" is terrific! Hope this one finds a mate!! It is spring, after all!

TexWisGirl said...

i love these silly ducks. if he's lucky, he might find a mallard hen willing to pair up with him...

Kathy said...

I hope they find a home for their nest and plenty of food soon. They're very interesting looking dudes!

Nancy said...

OH what a beautiful duck...I do hope he either returns or your gang will include him.....Great shots...

Thanks for the visit; I hope you will visit again...

RuneE said...

A real beauty - that red colour around the eyes was intriguing.

Jenn Jilks said...

Poor loner! I know how it feels...
Great photos.
I'm hoping to fix my frog pond soon. It seems to have leveled out, maybe I can find the hole...
Greetings from Cottage Country East!

ladyfi said...

What a striking fellow!

Halcyon said...

He almost looks like an albino duck. An interesting character, for certain!

Misty Dawn said...

What a cool looking duck! So sad that it will remain lonely though :-(

Paulie said...

How interesting! You seem to always be in the right place at the right time! Maybe another one will join it soon -- after all, if it escaped, so can others!

Martha Z said...

I've never seen one of these, interesting looking bird.

George said...

I hope this escapee can find another escapee of the opposite gender.

Cezar and Léia said...

Quite a poser, it seems!
God bless you!
Cezar

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

twobarkingdogs said...

Just call him/her "Lonely!"


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RedPat said...

The poor lonely outsider!

Madge Bloom said...

I'm so sorry that Linky Tools server crashed... hope they're up soon, so you can link up these great shots... what an interesting duck, I wonder what the wild ones think?

Lowell said...

There are thousands of these things in South Florida...but they aren't as pretty as this one. They are also very messy, and we call them Mucky Ducks!

Denise said...

What a neat surprise to find this Muscovy duck in your midst. I hope he finds a mate on his/her travels soon. I enjoyed your photos of this sweet little thing.

Giga said...

Jednym słowem ta piękna kaczka lubi cukierki :-). Pozdrawiam.*** In a word, this beautiful duck like candy :-). Yours.

Stephanie said...

Cool looking duck!

Gillian Olson said...

Good looking duck, great shots.

Jack said...

This guy doesn't look like he has missed very many meals.

icedgurl said...

trekking again your blog!!!
its here in the philppines. :-)

cheers!
..TREK..

heyBJK said...

Great shots and quite different than what I've seen. We have some Muscovy ducks here, but they're primarily black with some white on the head or face. Rather striking ducks, actually.

Christina said...

Great picture of a good looking fellow! They are so friendly when the think you have something for them! Have a nice sunday!

SquirrelQueen said...

She is a very pretty girl. Our local aviary has several Muscovy ducks and they are fun to watch.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I used to see a lot of Muscovys in ponds near where my parents live, but where i live now there seem to be far fewer of them.

Lovely photos

Saun said...

Great shots I have never seen a duck like this.

NixBlog said...

Great shots of this duck. They are so photogenic!

Viola said...

Oh little poor one, not having her/his partner besides.. and the other shunning him/her.. making me so sad.. :/ So big is the freedom, flying away, and then starting to miss his/her lover..

A lovely duck! I hope you can follow him.. (ie show us more photos in the time coming.. )

Rose said...

Their feet look so uncomfortable for walking...I always wonder does anyone else think that.

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