Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ducks and Geese ::: for Camera Critters

They are called Common Goldeneye, but I don't think so common in their beauty, and they could easily have been named 'Polka Dots' for look at the beautiful white dot on the head of these male ducks. We found this group yesterday in the Saint John River at Maugerville.Winging their way over the water these Megansers carried their reflections along with them as they took flight over the Saint John in response to the stopping of our vehicle along the roadside.Seeing these Canada Geese and Mallards was no surprise, but finding this lone, male Ring-necked Duck was. All of these photos were taken along the beautiful Saint John River in the Maugerville area yesterday.
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26 comments:

bobbie said...

Love those ducks! Very nice shots.

Mary said...

You see such a lot of different ducks, it is always interesting to visit and learn about them! I like your name "polka dot duck"...Maybe you should try quilting one out of polka dots :-) That photo of the mergansers flying and their reflections is great. Their black and white wings make quite a noticble impact. I saw water birds yesterday, too, but at quite a distance.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I too like the reflectin picture,although they are all great.
Blessings,Ruth

i beati said...

great statement not so common in their beauty Sandy i agree

twobarkingdogs said...

Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wow! Lucky you. I love the reflection of the Megansers. Lisa

Lapa37 said...

They are nice and your right they could be called polka dots pretty.

Kay said...

These are such wonderful photos. I don't think we even have ducks here that I know of. We only have nene geese which are nearly extinct, I think. I appreciate ducks and geese even more knowing that. Thank you for sharing your beautiful shots.

gina said...

i love the megansers skimming just above the water and their reflections. perfect!!

Kelly said...

What a great post of the beautiful ducks and geese! They are so graceful and lovely!

ratmammy said...

i don't know how i can tell, but it looks cold out on that water! very lovely photos.

Cathy said...

Wonderful series--I particularly like the mergansers in flight!

Darla said...

Aren't they so beautiful?

Hildegarde said...

The goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a rare winter guest here (Flanders), here their name is "spectacles diver" (the white dots). Beautiful bird series.

Aileni said...

Mergansers and Great Northern Divers visited us in winter and we would see Stormy Petrels on occasion.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Lovely shots.

Ladynred said...

Those are wonderful shots of the birds.

babooshka said...

These photos really symbolise a change in the weather.

Greyscale Territory said...

Absolutely fascinating shots! And that reflection in the last one adds an extra touch of magic!

jenn said...

Watching ducks always makes me feel peaceful for some reason. Great shots.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photos. I too have ducks ad geese this week

Deborah Godin said...

How pleasant to come and view these restful photos after a crazy hectic couple of days around here!

Becky and Gary said...

Amazing shots Ann. The one of the Mergansers is especially eye catching with their reflections.
We don't see Golden Eyes around here either.

ramblingwoods said...

You have a variety of ducks, some of which I have never seen in person..

Kathiesbirds said...

Love the shot of the megansers reflected in the water and the last shot of gray November. It makes me feel as if I were there!

Misty Dawn said...

I'm absolutely crazy about that third photo!!! It's AWESOME!