Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A new duck spotted

What a fantastic day, warm weather and slight winds from the west and ducks to enjoy.

The buffies and ruddies had a fine day puddling and diving. Even the resident mallards took to diving for corn. Why that's a first for me, I've only seen them tipping (bottoms up!) before now.

We have some swans about. The singing last night was a bit of old magic. We only have about 3 dozen. You cannot imagine what a couple hundred of these spectacular birds sound like unless you are HERE! Hopefully we will get those hundreds before they leave for northern climes!

BUT here is my new duck, a female canvas back. She came in today in the company of a female bluebill.

Isn't she pretty?

Beautiful ducks and a pleasure to watch them run about.

No comments:

Post a Comment