These two male mallard ducks were hanging out on the edge of a fountain on the Oregon State Capitol Building grounds in nearby Salem on Saturday. I was kind of jealous.
I seem to be on a duck kick lately (see also: Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Dog and Pretty Duck. I spotted these lovely ladies swimming around in the water off of Water St. yesterday. I tried to get some decent photos, but they weren’t inclined hold still, so this is the best I can get.
I think these might be female Common Merganser ducks (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong). It was unusual for me to see something other than mallards, though I know there are other kinds of ducks around.
I was down at Pioneer Park yesterday taking pictures of some mallard ducks, when this dog decided to go for a bit of a swim. The ducks didn’t seem too concerned, and the dog was perfectly happy to leave the ducks alone, and left the water when its owner called it.
It reminds me of a photo by guest photographer Maryann Nielson I posted a little while back of a dog chasing a duck.
I will probably post another photo of the ducks in a day or two, because ducks are cute.
The ducks appear to be mallards, but I tend to think most ducks look like mallards. It could be because most of the ducks in town are mallards. So these might be mallards.
This photo was taken at the pond swamp thing behind the park and ride on Cascade Highway at the north edge of town.
Hey hey hey hey!
This is my periodic begging for guest photographers. If you’re interested, please see the contribute a photo page for details. I am short on photos at the moment, and with it apparently raining for the next bit, I probably won’t have an opportunity to obtain more until after it passes. Thanks!
The other day, I posted some photos I took at the duck pond at Marian Estates in nearby Sublimity. I had a bunch more, so I figured I’d use today to post some more. Click on the images below to see them in all their ducky glory.