If you’ve followed this blog for very long you know I enjoy capturing images of Ducks. Any type of duck is fine but I really like the coloration of the green headed Mallard.
I sat for two hours Sunday just watching some of these guys play. They are very quick and it’s like watching lemmings. In the first image the ducks took turns climbing out of the water on to this rock and then back into the water. They would go around the outer rock and come back and repeat the entire process again. They did this for 20 minutes until one of the ducks didn’t get back into the water and then they did something else.
This couple walked up and down the shore line several times quacking all the way. The female duck would waddle and quack and then the guy would respond. I won’t say another word about any similarities to life. 🙂
Ducks are usually one of the smallest birds at the pond with the exception of the gulls from yesterday. They are also plentiful. The Geese, who are roughly twice as big get along with the ducks and pretty much pay no attention to them.
Finally I’ll leave you with a demonstration of assertive behavior. There was a male Mallard paying a bit too much attention the the female duck of this airborne duck. There were words exchanged and then a little nipping at the buttocks ending up in this chasing away the potential suitor.
Once the rival was out of the picture this little guy got back to his business with his lady friend. I could sit and watch these guys for hours. Wait a minute, that ‘s what I did this weekend. 🙂
Three days and no eagles. Oh I have eagles, I’m just showing you all the wonderful wildlife that is just a couple of miles away. It’s a great place to visit.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Tuesday. Be careful.