Tuesday, March 1, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XV



This week is ducky. Literally. I am going to post some of the pictures of ducks I took last Friday. The weather was great and the ducks were out everywhere. Seems like they were tired of the cold dreary weather and wanted to stretch their wings. I am not going to post every species of duck I saw, just some of the more interesting pictures.

There was a flock of Northern Pintails. This is a new bird to my posts. The Northern Pintail hangs out in Northern VA in the winter.

Northern Pintail

















Here is a Green-winged Teal that flew by.

You were fast, but I got ya



















Same with this Mallard. I liked the water falling off it's feet.

My feet got wet.





















I didn't notice the turtle with the Hooded Mergansers until I got home.
Check out the turtle.

8 comments:

  1. Great bag of ducks but that Northern Pintail got me. I have never seen or envisaged that sort of tail on a duck and the bill seems longer and more pointed than a 'normal' duck's.
    I really admire your flight shots.

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  2. Great shots of the ducks Steve! Your in-flight shots are super!

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  3. Great selection of birds Steve. I love the Hooded Mergansers; real beauties. And excellent flight captures.

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  4. Great flight shots. Well done.

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  5. Thanks everyone... Your nice comments keep me motivated to try and get good shots.

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  6. Great shots of the ducks, Steve! I always enjoy seeing great flight shots. Mine never turn out.

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  7. wow, You've got great quick hands! Great catches and the turtle perched with the ducks is awesome.

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  8. Really nice group of photos! I like the Mallard in flight also.

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