Posts tagged mallards
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!
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us another duck photo (see also: Nice Day If You’re a Duck). I do believe these are mallards this time, but there is a chance I could once again be wrong. I was right on the last duck (see the link), so maybe lightning will strike twice.
Also: gorgeous water lilies by those (possibly mallard) ducks.
As for the title of today’s post, it was suggested by Tom himself. He also wrote this description:
For all you Duck fans out there.
Now I’m not saying he might not be a fan of the University of Oregon Ducks sports teams, but there’s a chance he might not be a fan of the University of Oregon Ducks sports teams.
EDITED TO ADD: Tom wrote this to me about today’s caption:
Oh boy, i’m a fan of all Oregon teams.
If anything it was directed at me.
They (ducks) were all warm and cozy until i came stumbling along.
So there ya go. My apologies to Tom.
Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this day of love, here’s a photo of a pair of mallard ducks. You can’t see it in the photo, but the one in the foreground is female, and the other male. I found them swimming back and forth in the water underneath the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. not long ago. The female was quacking her head off, and the male just swam after her like a long-suffering mate. True love.
These three female mallard ducks were hanging around the small creek (otherwise known as the man-made Salem Ditch) off of Evergreen Ave. the other day. They didn’t stop to chat, though, which was disappointing. I was hoping to get caught up on the latest gossip in the duck world.
I love mallard ducks, so I was a happy camper when I saw this beautiful photo from guest photographer Rita Elkins in my inbox yesterday. Her description:
Yesterday morning I came upon this Beautiful Mallard Mother Duck…swimming so gracefully in the water…with all of her young ducklings following her… It was such a beautiful site to see…
This mallard duck was floating around in a pond along W. Ida St. when he suddenly took off. I was surprised I managed to get a shot of him when he did that… it happened before I even realized it. Thank goodness for my camera’s burst shooting capabilities.
Yesterday, I went on a tour of Sublimity, a town which sits right next to Stayton. I didn’t really know where I was going, and had looked up only one thing on a map before I left, so where I went was pretty random. I plan on sharing various photos from Sublimity over the next handful of days.
Today’s photo was taken at Marion Estates, an assisted living facility, has a beautiful pond on its campus with many beautiful ducks. Most were mallards, plus there were Muscovy ducks (the white duck with the red face in the mosaic above) and I think at least one other type, but I didn’t get any photos of those, so I can’t be sure.
If you’d like to see the photos in full, please head on over to my Flickr account for the photos above and at least one more.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more from Sublimity.