Bill and I went to Lake Lynn for our Saturday walk. I usually post photographs from Shelley lake which is in my neighborhood. However, Lake Lynn is only about 2 miles from me and has a thriving population of wildlife which in some cases differs from what is found at other near by lakes. I am always struck by the muscovy ducks at Lake Lynn, but yesterday is the first time I went there armed with a camera.
The muscovy ducks are not the least bit shy. I found the biggest problem with photographing them is that when they realized I was there, they would start waddling towards me.They are quite large and look a little bit like a cross between a rooster and a duck, at least that's how they seem to me.
At first I was surprised by how unafraid of people they seemed to be, until I realized they were begging food and quite a few people were tossing them treats.
No, my camera is not a treat. Back on off big fella so I can get a better shot.
I don't know what kind of ducks the pair swimming above are, but they are pretty wild looking. They are as big as the muscovy ducks and have red faces that are similar. I read that muscovies will breed sometimes with other ducks so I guess they could be a cross between a muscovy and another type. If anyone recognizes them, I'd be curious if they are a type I am unfamiliar with.
There were also some more common ones like the mallards above.
The big white duck above reminds me of a duck that used to chase us around a lake when I was a teenager. I'd go quack, quack, quack, and this one duck would literally run straight at me. Taught me a lessons about speaking a language I didn't know. No telling what I was saying in duck speak.
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