Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Juvenile Wood Ducks

 Juvenile Wood Duck swimming to shore on an overcast day

Three juveniles headed for shore and my camera. How strange since usually when Wood Ducks see me they head off in the opposite direction.

 Looking for treats

Truth be told, they weren't coming my way to be photo models. No, a local birder feeds cracked corn to two mute swans that live in this pond and the swans had left a little behind. The juvies were willing workers, the clean-up crew.



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43 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Well that was a great photo oportunity for you and these are lovely ducks

✿ chica said...

São lindas tuas fotos! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

eileeninmd said...

Hello EG, pretty captures of the Wood Ducks. I like the clean up crew! Have a happy day!

Revrunner said...

Ah, so it was the corn they wanted. :-)

Kate said...

Wonderful photos with clarity and detail.

Shammickite said...

Handsome little birds aren't they! And I think they like having their pictures taken.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the colours of their feathers, so pretty. Super photos as always.

Aimeecakes said...

These are such pretty little ducks! Great shots

Anvilcloud said...

You certainly know both your flowers and your birds.

Andy said...

I like the markings on the Wood Ducks.

Sandra said...

the one in the first photo wins Most Beautiful Teen of the Year. so beautiful

Karen S. said...

What a very smart looking duck in photo number one! So darling.

Kathy said...

You have the absolute best duck photos out there!

Birdman said...

I knew it. There had to be food involved.

see you there! said...

Attractive little fellow. I really like that first shot with the water reflections.

Darla

VP said...

Elegant and photogenic!

Sylvia K said...

A great clean-up crew indeed and what handsome little buggers they are!! Beautiful captures as always and a beautiful way to start my day!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures of this one, EG!

Rose said...

They are gorgeous! Funny how browns and tans can be just as beautiful as any other color.

Debbie said...

ooohhhh they are just so cute!! great captures!!!!

RedPat said...

They look so sweet! I would not have known that they were Wood Ducks.

Chris Rohrer said...

It's strange. I've noticed that as well with the WODU. Most of the time they hide but there are moments when they don't mind getting close to people. Congrats on the closeups!

Mari said...

But they do look like models tho :) Ducks here aren't afraid of people too, I think they got used to people feeding them.

cieldequimper said...

Sweet little things!

mick said...

Beautiful birds and great to see them so close.

NatureFootstep said...

not yet grown up but already a beauty :) Nice shots :)

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great pictures, well captured...

Michelle said...

They have such sweet faces.

GreenComotion said...

Wow - such fine markings on them!
Loved the first photo, in particular.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful clear close ups of these sweet ducks!

Small Kucing said...

They are so sweet . Lovely snap

Kay said...

How nice that you could benefit from the corn "bribes." These are great shots!

Adam Jones said...

Pretty cool looking youngsters.

llandudnopictures said...

Great shots, they look very happy and healthy!

Weekend-Windup said...

They look beautiful!

Halcyon said...

Love their camouflage!

Cloudia said...

'looking for treats' is a fine shot! Character

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

The eyes are beautiful on the duck.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They gave you great photo opportunities.

Pat Ulrich said...

wonderful shots, especially the frame of it swimming!

Marie C said...

Fortunate for you! Great shots!

Jack said...

You have a talent for getting very sharp images.

Stewart M said...

Nice duck - even if its not in adult plumage yet, it looks good.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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