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.
The duck pond at Marian Estates in nearby Sublimity has a lot of adorable ducks being adorable. They’re also adorably mobile, so I did my best to get shots of them while they were moving all over the darned place.
And babies! There were some little fuzzy ducklings and they were exceptionally adorable. Here are a small handful of the photos I took. There are more, so I might post another batch of them here soon. Click on the thumbnails to make them magically grow larger before your very eyes.
This is too cool. Guest photographer Tom Miller caught this bird (a duck?) in flight at sunset. Thanks, Tom!
HEY, PEOPLE, HEY!
I changed the layout of this here site thing. There are still things which needs to be tweaked, and they will be tweaked, once I commence the tweaking. I hope you like the new layout, but if you don’t, I apologize from the depth of my being. I won’t change it back, of course, because the depth of my being isn’t very deep, really. I’ve come to accept that about myself.
If you can’t tell the difference between the old layout and the new one, then never mind, nothing to see here. Move along.
I have just two words for you, friends:
I’m pretty sure these two mallards knew I was taking pictures and did this synchronized dunking on purpose, and it wasn’t completely random.
This was shot a couple of days ago at sunset from the pedestrian bridge over Stayton Ditch, off of Florence St.
I was at Pioneer Park yesterday, and I heard some ducks making quite the racket nearby. I looked over a fence to someone’s backyard, and there were easily twenty to thirty mallards (I am terrible at estimating) having a grand old time in the yard’s pond. I couldn’t get the best shots since they were pretty fair away and there were trees in the way, but here are a few of them. One of them is even standing up for the photo. That’s totally why she did it. I know things.
To the people who live in the house where the ducks were — I swear I’m not a creeper. You’ve even met me twice when your yard was on the garden tours. I was only after the ducks, I promise.
We have another guest photographer today! Joan London brings us this duck, which I think is a female mallard. I like ducks. Her description:
The Wetlands behind Sylvan Springs homes (off Fern Ridge Rd.) I go for a one mile walk along the trail, have seen many birds and Nutrias. Frogs too.
I am going to have to start paying more attention to that area. Thanks, Joan!