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Ducks and Geese

Except for the hen Wood Duck (picture above) that I saw this morning, he only ducks here  in the past two weeks have been Mallards.  The Canada Geese and Greylag Goose and hybrid Greylag-Canada Goose have been sailing past the house both morning and night.  The geese occasionally climb up into the neighbor’s backyards to enjoy fine dining on grassy lawns.  My backyard is where a few female or  hen Mallard Ducks have been hanging out.  When the ducks hear me open the doors, they promptly amble down to the dock or fly back into the lake.  Last night early, I was surprised to see that the goose that is likely the hybrid Canada and Greylag cross, was leading the small division of the bigger flock.  Interesting.  I so enjoy watching all of the waterfowl come and go.  The last group of Canada Goslings seem like they are growing well and will soon be looking like their flock-mates.  I took these pictures from my deck in the past two days.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Ducks and Geese" (7)

  1. such beauties. and i know they’re quite common, but i think mallards are just the cutest things… 🙂

  2. The waterbirds must love all of the rain we have been getting. Our yard is FULL of mushrooms –needing to be mowed down!!!!!! BUT–I love the rain also.

    • Hi Betsy, Funny you should mention it but we also have tons of mushrooms here in both yards! Big ones and orange ones. Yes, the lake is looking full and the waterbirds are happy. Have a great day today!

  3. Lovely pictures. Yes, mallards are sweet tempered, till it comes to mating, oy!!!

  4. Like you, I never tire of watching waterfowl! It’s amazing how fast the little ones grow!

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