Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Greater Scaups

Female (left) and male (right) Greater Scaups (Aythya marila )

He's got zebra mussels and a female follower.

 Male and female

She's got zebra mussels and a male follower.

 3 females and 3 males

He's got zebra mussels and five best friends.

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31 comments:

William Kendall said...

These are fun captures! Very distinguished looking ducks, male and female.

They look like quite the gang, don't they?

Jacquelineand.... said...

He's certainly 'in with the in crowd'...aren't these guys (and gals) distinguished looking, and what a fun series of captures!

Sandra said...

he looks like he is give the yellow stinky eye to the female with the mussels and the party is to funny....

Ela said...

Great photos of lovely ducks
Greetings

Janie said...

Great photos! It's fun to see them all scrambling for the same mussels.

TexWisGirl said...

how neat!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So cute...amazing pictures, even better captions...I love this!

Stuart said...

Who says muscles don't attract ?!

These are wonderful action shots !

Karen S. said...

Love is in the air, and let the good times roll!

Lowell said...

Just ducky! Each of this stands alone in coolness! Interesting how ducks can exhibit something of a personality. It's also interesting that if others think you have money, you are surrounded by "friends" and "relatives."

Janet Shaw said...

Great Duck Photos! :)

Carletta said...

So they're attracted to each other's mussels!!! :)
Great shots!
Lovely coloring on both.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A TAILGATE PARTY? :)

LONDONLULU said...

Scaup seems such an appropriate name somehow, I love their mussels, yum yum:)

RedPat said...

Glad to see them eating the zebra mussels!

eileeninmd said...

Love the ducks shots, and the cute captions.. Great shots! Have a happy week ahead!

Andrea said...

Great pictures and food would seem to be plentiful. I love the blue beak mating season colors of the male. I have only seen it once in real life ... very impressive.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jack said...

It is so sad that zebra mussels are up there. They are nasty, invasive things.

Michelle said...

Great photos of the group.

Jen said...

At least someone is benefitting from the Zebra Mussels. I hope they eat them all.

Judy said...

Cute post. I love the "He's got zebra mussels and five best friends." made me chuckle.

Roxy the traveling dog said...

I love that! They are too funny!

Randy said...

Looks like a wild bunch.

cieldequimper said...

Love the 'sixsome' :-) (and mussles!!)

Gordon said...

Great shots, we do get the odd one or two in the UK ,but I haven't seen one as yet.
All the best Gordon.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fun shots! Seems the duck with the mussels has a lot of friends. :)

Gail Dixon said...

We have the lesser scaups and they look just like these. I wonder what the difference is? Anyway, fun shots. Nice that you got both the male and female with mussels.

Adam Tilt said...

Excellent series of photos. Think that last one is going to have trouble holding onto its meal!

Arija said...

Those mussels seem to be very popular. Nice series.

Mary Cromer said...

Wow these are all wonderful!

Esther Joy said...

The zebra mussels have made their way down to our two lakes (Bull Shoals and Lake Norfork). I'm glad the ducks eat them, because I've heard they become very destructive and even sink boats over time.

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