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Just a Few Ducks

A Pair of Mallard Ducks

There are still a few ducks around the little farm pond.  All of the ducks and geese here are wild waterfowl.  I do not feed the waterfowl at all, at least not intentionally.  There is a pair of very bright Mallard Ducks that has figured out that tasty little morsels of bird seed fall from the feeder whenever birds perch there.  When the feeder tips a bit, seeds fall to the ground and boy to those ducks enjoy it!  So the pair of Mallards can sometimes be seen waddling up to the house area from the pond.  It is slightly comical.

The other ducks here are a small flock of Wood Ducks, and the lone female Ring-Necked Duck that has lived here for several months.  The Mallards and the Wood Ducks live around here all year-long but the Ring-Necked Duck should be a migrant visitor.  We will see.  I took these pictures on May 4, 2012 and again on May 6, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Drake Mallard Duck

A Drake Wood Duck

The Hen Ring-Necked Duck

Comments on: "Just a Few Ducks" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    our wood ducks and black-bellied whistlers come up under the bird feeder tree, also, to eat. the mallards are quite shy and don’t like to risk it, but the others do. 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, I am surprised at the notion of the Wood Ducks feeding under a feeder. Your Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks seem like they would dare to do it! : )
      Have an excellent day tomorrow!

  2. They seem attracted to you like a magnet!

    • Hi Ginny, I think so! We are so lucky to live here. I enjoy seeing the ducks and geese and occasionally the heron or egret. Have a wonderful evening and a great day tomorrow!

  3. That’s really a colorful shot of the Mallard drake! I passed a large pond a few miles from here today and saw that all of the goose pairs were showing off their new families. It was quite a display.

  4. We had a visiting duck show up recently, but there’s some debate about the gender. Could you look my post and tell me your opinion?


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