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Favorite Ducks, Part 1

Mallard Ducks

Hooded Mergansers

Drake Wood Duck

Migratory ducks on the pond are some of my favorite visiting wildlife here.  The late Fall through the Winter months will see a number of different types of ducks visit the little farm pond.  Last year these ducks happened by:  Mallard Ducks, Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Blue-winged Teal Ducks, and the Ring-necked Ducks.  I also recall seeing a Bufflehead but I don’t think I have the picture handy.

These migratory ducks are really nice to see on the pond as they are up-close and personal.  Many are diving ducks and eat fish, frogs, and small turtles.  A few just eat plants, grains, and fruits.  There are lots of different types of foods for the ducks here on this pond.  I took these pictures last Winter here at the pond.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Ring-necked Ducks

Blue-winged Teal Ducks


Comments on: "Favorite Ducks, Part 1" (7)

  1. Great set of photos… I love the Hooded Mergansers. Oh My—I just love them all.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Hi Betsy, Yes, you are right! Ducks are great. Lots of opportunities for you to see ducks in your community! There are often a lot of the Winter ducks near St. George Marina/Dockside neighborhood and near the St. George Lake Dam. Same for Canterbury and likely Mirror. Sometimes there are good numbers of ducks at Lake Tansi, too! Have a super nice Thanksgiving!

  2. Ducks are certainly pretty and fun to watch! I love to hear them too.

    • Hi Montucky, This morning at about 8:00, I heard quacking that sounded like a Mallard Duck, coming from somewhere near the pond. I could not see a duck but they are around. Hope to see some on the water soon! Glad you also get to watch ducks. Have a fine day!

  3. Wonderful collection of ducks. Two of my favorites are the wood ducks and the Mergansers. But they are all very nice. Have a great day, Linda!

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