Monday, May 26, 2008

86:365 Waterfowl

Anna: Today wasn't a very prolific photo day for me at that park - I've already taken an awful lot of pictures of the same things already. I did get a few I liked.

I believe this is a male wood duck. Although I got better pictures of him, I like this one the best because of the motion.

correction: I now know this isn't a wood duck. I think it's a wigeon.

This is the first time I've seen a Common Goldeneye out of the water. This female decided to head in my direction, and had the most delightful, comical waddle.

This is the mate of the above mentioned female. I'd seen them stretch their necks out in an odd manner before, and couldn't quite figure out what they were doing. These ones were close enough to the shore that I was able to actually hear them. They make a quiet noise that I have difficulty describing - a sort of cross between a quack and a purr. *L* A rather pleasant sound, really.


Gawdess said...

the waddle duck really does turn my crank! v. cute!

smilnsigh said...

Love that second {waddling} photo!!! :-)


angelfeet said...

You've really caught that waddle to a T. Great photos.