Wednesday, January 18, 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Just a few Ducks


On a walk along the Gawler River these three young ducks
were on the path in front of my feet. Sorry, the pictures should
read from the bottom up.

Here they are about to go slowly over the side of the bank but
they certainly did not scuttle away at my approach.


The prettily marked Wood Duck posing ,


the drake looking me in the eye


and here are the three youngsters genteelly leaving the path
to let me past. Sorry there is no more today, I took so many
pictures at our dam that I have as yet not had a chance to get
them sorted.



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28 comments:

  1. Great shots of the Australian Wood Duck!
    I haven't photographed them much but your images show the distinct differences in male & female.

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  2. Hi Arija..What lovely pattern on there feathers .they are very pretty ...greay that you could get close to get these nice photos!!
    Grace

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  3. really lovely ducks! petite like our American wood ducks. :)

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  4. These ducks look semi tame Arija - lovely soft brown colours.

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  5. They are quite beautiful, a really lovely pattern on their breast

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  6. Beautifully marked ducks to share the path with.

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  7. What beautiful wood ducks! And such great captures as always, Arija! I love their color! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  8. Wonderful lttle birds to see Arija... I love seeing birds that appear dull from a distance up close.. they usually have amazing plumages to see..

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  9. Wonderful captures of these lovely little ducks!
    I like their soft brown color. Mr. Drake does look like he didn't mind a bit in posing.

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  10. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. Nice photos of the Wood Ducks. There are some that walk along the side of our street nearly every day - and risk death at the wheels of the cars, unfortunately!

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  12. Another new bird for me. The variety of avian life never ceases to amaze me.

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  13. I've never even heard of Wood Ducks, they are beautiful!

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  14. You have wood ducks too!! They are a handsome lot and look healthy too...

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  15. These are so lovely! I don't think I've seen this type of duck before, they're so sweet looking.

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  16. They're very pretty, nicely photographed.

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  17. Very pretty shots of the ducks in their habitat, Arija!

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  18. How much different your Wood ducks are from ours. I didn't know there were these kinds. Thanks for sharing Arija.
    About the budding whatevers.I agree they do look like tulips, but I don't remember planting tulips there, so it will be a surprise when they finally do bloom.
    Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    B.

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  19. Such handsome birds, Arija. I love your header photo by the way. It looks so cosy with the fire in the stove, particularly with all the snow we are having. Are those orange peels lying on the stove? They must smell nice.

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  20. I can wathch anything nature related for hours, nice job! Richard

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  21. Beautiful shots of the Wood Ducks Arija. I love ducks in general because of their beautiful plumages. Your Wood Ducks are different than ours in the US but just as gorgeous!

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  22. Such lovely birds -- really nice shots!

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  23. They're quite stately and very beautifully patterned. And about sorting your photos....sometimes I have too many pictures, sometimes I don't have any. It's never quite perfect ;>)

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