Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My spring Duck Quest wish fulfilled yesterday!

We started birdwatching in the year 2000 and ever since I had learned that male Goldeneye ducks could be found at Hoyt in the early spring I have made it my goal to search for them there every year in late winter or early spring. Yesterday I found four male golden eye ducks there in the water as I had hopefully anticipated! As they were a fair distance away I was concerned that their distinctive white facial dot wouldn't be visible. but it was!!! "Oh Happy Day"! Just double click on the photo below to see the white dot! I think these ducks are handsome!
My husband , David is sometimes bit inattentive to my often repeated plea, " You have to look at this picture". Yesterday his reply was, "Not unless its a two-headed duck!"" Ha, Ha, I had the perfect picture to show him!!!!! The reflection in the water in the picture above indeed showed him a picture of a two headed duck!!! I loved it!
Below I have included a picture from my photo archives of a male Goldeneye taken on March 31st., 2008
Its golden eye is clearly shown as the source of this duck's name. Otherwise some might have named it, the polka dot duck!

3 comments:

Helen said...

They are beautiful! Helen

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures,especially the two headed duck. :)

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for this.