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!


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.