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Duck, Duck, Coot!

Hen Lesser Scaup Duck

Hen Lesser Scaup Duck

What?  You thought I was going to say “Goose!”?  I spotted the pretty Lesser Scaup ducks along with the Common Coot at a local small park lake.  These cute ducks are pretty used to being around visitors so I was able to get pretty close to a lot of them.

I took the pictures yesterday, Jan. 31, 2016,  late in the afternoon.  It was a cool, cloudy day here, but the good news is that it is warming up a bit.  I am glad.  Not that Florida’s weather is anything to really complain about!  Please click on the thumbnail images to see the larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

Drake Lesser Scaup Duck

Drake Lesser Scaup Duck

Drake Lesser Scaup and Common Coot

Drake Lesser Scaup and Common Coot

A Pair of Lesser Scaup Ducks

A Pair of Lesser Scaup Ducks

Comments on: "Duck, Duck, Coot!" (6)

  1. very cute! (coot!)

  2. Hello, it is a cute duck! Great series of photos. Happy February, enjoy your new week!

    • Hi Eileen, Happy February to you, too. Tomorrow being Ground Hog Day is a fun day for me. I used to teach Primary Grades so we always made a big deal of the Ground Hog seeing his or her shadow or not. Ha! Have a super nice Ground Hog Day tomorrow!

  3. I love ducks and have quite a respect for them. They are among the faster birds in the air in horizontal flight, many exceeding 60mph for short distances.

    • Hi Montucky, Amazing that ducks can be so fast in the sky. Wow! Thanks for letting us know about that. I never knew. I did know that taking pictures of flying ducks was difficult as they are pretty quick. I enjoy seeing the various types of ducks around. Now there are Mallards, Lesser Scaups, Whistlers, Muscovy, and a type of domestic white farm duck (Pekin?). No Hooded Mergansers or Mottled that I can see. Have a fantastic day today and thanks as always for your nice comments!

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