Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Let's go be duck!
I'm working on a conference talk on some of my wild counting, and that's an excuse to surface some more of the amusing mistakes made when #AWSTranscribe tries to understand my voice in my audio notes.
(I'm trying to imagine what golf would be like if rebuilt by seagulls.)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
I once pronounced Toronto with hard T's to Canadians .( With Dutch and Scottish roots ).
" You pronounce it as a First Nation!".
Instead of "Trònnó".
I stick to Toronto.
( We slept early, woke up early too in a sauna-like hotel-room in Düsseldorf)
There was a small item here once about duck-quacking accents in London and Cornwall. Now I wonder about Toronto -Duck -accents.
As though I could be so easily diverted! (John Spiers, “The Mallard”. Of course.)
A male Northern Pintail preening its feathers in the waters of a local wetland area.
These elegant Northern Pintails swim through wetlands and lakes with their slender necks and long, pointed tails held high.
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, United States on October 16, 2023
Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at: https://www.rsok.com/~jrm/2023Oct16_SaltPlainsNWR/2023oct16_duck_IMG_6930c.html
John Spiers, “The Mallard”
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Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) and Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, United States on October 16, 2023
Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at: https://www.rsok.com/~jrm/2023Oct16_SaltPlainsNWR/2023oct16_birds_IMG_6952c.html
It was quite windy and grey today!
Featuring: a hooded crow with a grey eyebrow looking over the sea, a magpie on the ground with blue/green sparkling feathers, a cat sitting in a tree and a white Muscovy duck spreading its wings in the sea in front of its reflection.
A large flock of a couple hundred ring-necked ducks came through Wednesday morning just before the skies unleashed a daylong rain on us. I didn't get close enough to take any up-close pictures -- hey, it was 38 degrees and I was in a bathrobe on my porch -- but they were fabulous to watch as they played. Love the white rings on their black bills.
Nov. 8, 2023. Wolverine Lake, MI.
Male Mottled Duck Reflecting on the Water by Debra Martz
…at the World Birding Center of South Padre Island, Texas
Almost a mile of boardwalks meander across wetlands giving you wonderful closeup views of birds ranging from the small songbirds in the vegetation, shorebirds to all types of waterfowl. There is even a beautiful butterfly garden next to the visitor's center.
Wishing you have a happy day
The roof has been ripped off the smaller #duck house - it is lying to the back right of this picture, a good few feet away. 3/4
The heros we need.
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An adult male wood duck swimming in the water at the local wetland area.
I went with a nature scene look for this shot to highlight the environment the wood ducks live in.
Not feeling emotionally well today. But nature always has healing vibes. For everyone that feels the same right now: maybe this picture of a duck can bring a smile onto your face 🙂
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This very handsome drake Mallard was waddling on the snowy ground near the river in Guelph Ontario Canada on a lovely winter day. The iridescent bottle green white collar dabbler was eating snow while looking for the corn that some children had thrown to feed the ducks and geese.
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From my wood duck collection that I took from late 2021/ early 2022. He was swimming so gently that I got a nearly perfect reflection.
I chose this pose due to the calmness of the water and the reflection.
We do talk about a lot of IT. I feel that personally.
Let me try and balance it out with a photo of a #duck . She’s cocking her head to look up in the tree behind me because as I was taking this photo a big chunk of dead Ivy fell out and landed with a crash.
I poisoned the Ivy in that tree last year with Cut+Paste gel and it’s just now fallen out of the tree.
This duck’s name is Moonlight and she’s usually the first to come and steal worms and bugs when I’m digging the garden.
I was scanning the pond and wetland area at a local park when I noticed this male mallard out in the open all by himself. He would occasionally open his eyes to see what was going on.
I love that his eyes are closed and it shows moments of solitude.
I could take pictures of the wood duck all day. I love the stunning colors!
Per all about birds - Wood Ducks have a unique shape among ducks—a boxy, crested head, a thin neck, and a long, broad tail.
In good light, males have a glossy green head cut with white stripes, a chestnut breast and buffy sides.