Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Greater Scaups/World Bird/Nature Notes

 Male greater scaup duck

Ducks are migrating northwards, many making a stopover on the north side of Lake Ontario. This one was resting on the edge of some ice at a marina watching...

Male and female greater scaups

a few of it's relatives swimming and diving for aquatic treats. Soon they will move on to the Far North to breed.

Female greater scaup

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54 comments:

see you there! said...

The Scaups look like such plump little duckies.

Darla

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The first photo is my favourite, a lovely capture.

Honest Abe said...

I love to hear the ducks quack and the geese flying in "V" formations high up in the sky.

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, they have really yellow eyes!

Sandra said...

the second from the bottom, the middle duck looks like he is either a lot bigger or is standing on tippy toes in the water. these are new to me.

Halcyon said...

He looks like a scamp! ;)

Jill said...

Lovely shots!

magiceye said...

superb captures!

Carver said...

Good shots of the migratory ducks. I guess spring is coming for real.

La Principessa Errante said...

Those eyes are just amazing, great shots.

heyBJK said...

Wonderful shots!

HansHB said...

Nice photos. We do have these ducks in Norway too!
Happy WBW to you!

TexWisGirl said...

great shots!

George said...

The eyes of these ducks are very interesting. Thanks for sharing these neat pictures with us.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It must be nice to know what you are taking a picture of. I never do. Even my post today I didn't know until I got home and looked in my bird guide, and even then I've been known to be confused. Wonderful images.

Karen said...

Oh, I love ducks! Terrific shots!

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful ducks! I now long for them to come up here in the north :)

Esther Garvi said...

Beautiful animals!!

Carletta said...

I really love the different colors and patterns of the male's feathers. He definitely has the 'eye' to watch those relatives. :)

VP said...

It looks like a family reunion...

Paul in Powell River said...

Bird migration is a wondrous thing to see!

RedPat said...

I've never seen these guys!

Gary said...

Nice capture of a real beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lowell said...

We watched "Frozen Planet" the other night (a BBC) production. It was incredible. Lots of birds. I was surprised to learn so many end up in the Arctic in the summer...maybe these were headed that way?

Re your question on Ocala: The horses were in the barn. When taking the picture I noticed a horse being saddled in the center area; I'd guess being readied for a ride.

cieldequimper said...

Sweet fellas, and those yellow eyes...

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots and thanks again for all the nice comments you have been leaving at my blog.

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures. They are beautiful ducks.

joo said...

I love them!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh they are so cute and look at those gorgeous eyes. Great shot and beautiful waters.

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird to see... great images.

Malyss said...

They have very impressive eyes!

mick said...

Great photos. Its good to be able to see them on their migration north.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting of the Scaup. They are great ducks to see. I missed them this winter. Wonderful photos.

Larry said...

Great shots of the Greater Scaup CG!

Modesto Viegas said...

Good captures!!!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous critters, and GREAT capture!

Michelle said...

I love that first shot. So vivid!

Viola said...

What a capture the first one here! =) Beautiful photos all of them! :)

Jack said...

How the heck does anyone know what a greater scaup is? I think I am doing pretty well when I get "duck" or "goose" or "swan."

Celeste said...

Great photos, you caught the yellow eye perfectly :)

Springman said...

Nice capture on the scaup. Not an easy one to find or get a picture of!

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, especially that first one.

Shammickite said...

That duck has his (her?) beady eye on me!

Randy said...

I have to agree, great capture on the eye.

Ann said...

you can tell, the boys are better looking.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are new to me and what great images you took of them!!!

Linda said...

What a great collection of photos! They are beautiful and you have provided a very nice sampling!

Cezar and Léia said...

The male duck is gorgeous!
Léia

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

jewaicious said...

How beautiful each capture is. I love the water ripples, and the love the expressiveness in the first photo.

Kathie Brown said...

How nice of them to stop by and visit you!

Small City Scenes said...

Funny, busy ducks. They hang out at the ferry dock---always ready for a picture. MB

Stewart M said...

What splendid birds!

My small daughter would like to tell you that the duck has a nice yellow eye! (You notice these things when you are 6!)

Stewart M (and a small helper!)- Australia

Andrea said...

I see Greater Scaups on our lake occasionally during migration. I wish all of the migratory birds would stay, they are so beaugiful and interesting. But it is not to be, so I have to settle for the little that I get. Wonderful pictures, clear and well composed. Thank you for the treat ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

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