Home Up Ducks 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUCKS

 

Pintail couple

 

Pintail

 

Female Pintail

 

Pintail, female

 

Pintail, male

Pintail, female

       
 

Ring-necked duck, a pioneer

 

His wife joins him

 

More ducks arrive to get  on board

 

The board is tipping forward

 

But the balance is soon restored with the help of everyone

Ring-necked duck couple

He must have been joking 

 

Red ring around the neck

Don't you think about it !

 

If only they could whistle

Ring-necked duck & fleeing Turtles

 

Cinnamon teal

 

Cinnamon teal couple

Cinnamon teal

 

Cinnamon teal

 

Cinnamon teal

 

Cinnamon teal

 

Cinnamon teal

 

Cinnamon teal

 

 

Green-w. Teal, female

  

Green-winged teal, male

   

Green-winged Teals

 

Green-winged teal

Blue-winged teal

American Wigeon, female

American Wigeon, male

Wigeons, male & female

 

 

Surf scoters are in the category of sea ducks

 

 

Male & female

 

Surf scoter, female

   

 

Enjoying each other's company

   

Two out of  3 Mallard hybrids

 

 

Common golden-eye, female, breeding

 

Common golden-eye, female

 

Golden-eye,  females

 

Common golden-eye, female breeding

 

Common Golden-eye, male adult

 

Bufflehead, female

 

Bufflehead, male

Go To Ducks 2

 

Bufflehead

 

waterskiing is part of courtship

Bufflehead males fighting

Bufflehead in pursuit of the girl

Bufflehead

Bufflehead

Buffleheads, male& female

A happy Bufflehead couple

Male & female Buffleheads

Bufflehead putting the breaks on

 

Wood duck, non-breeding

winter plumage

 

Wood duckling

 

Greater scaup, female

 

Greater Scaup

Mallard duckling

mallard duckling

Mallard ducklings

Mallard

 

Mom and her ducklings

     

 This Asian duck showed up in California Dec. 8-2011. It is a falcated duck common in China. It is also found in N. and S. Korea, Japan, and sometimes in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. It has settled down in the Colusa National wildlife Refuge.

This duck got hot on a female American Wigeon, but her male partner fought off the rival and all ended in peace- for now.  The falcated duck is a celebrity admired by thousands of birders. He sure enjoys it.

Asian Falcated Duck

 

Asian falcated duck

 

Asian falcated duck

 

 

Asian falcated duck & American Wigeon

 

 

Asian falcated duck & American Wigeon

 

 

Asian falcated duck & American Wigeon

 

 

 

 

 

 Ducks 2

Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: December 27, 2013