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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 24

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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37 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Those ducks sure are gorgeous! I enjoy your reviews of your Saturday walks! Now to go out for my Sunday one...

napaboaniya said...

These ducks are beautiful.

My tummy is churning a bit now, I had some duck for dinner earlier *gulpz*
I just ate their relatives!!

the teach said...

Carver, these are very unusual. I've never seen them before...You got some good shots! :)

Liza said...

Lovely ducks! They are so colorful, we rarely see those kinds of ducks here in the Philippines, only during migration. Happy WS.

A Simple Life said...

Beautiful photos! These ducks are gorgeous and love the camera so much. Have a blessed weekend.

Rebecca said...

those ducks ain't no ugly ducklings for sure..they are definitely beautiful ducks and it shows by your wonderful captures. =)

eastcoastlife said...

Can they be eaten? ooops... sorry. usually that's the first thing Chinese ask when they see living things. hahaha....

julie said...

Those are lovely looking wild ducks though of course, it is not good if they charge at you :) I remember Ducky or Dr. Mallard of NCIS, lol!

Have a great week Carver.

Picturing Life said...

Like everyone said, you ducks photos is great shot.

My WS at children farm
Thanks.

Juliana RW said...

We also go to children farm this week and make lots of ducks and birds photo :D But yours is GREAT.

Will you visit My WS Thanks

stev & emz said...

those ducks are so funny because they would follow you around after you feed them. =)

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are ducks that i don't see here, they almost look in the face like a turkey. Very interesting. I love ducks

thess said...

Hi Carver! On photos 1 & 2, I've never seen such duck before! they look a bit odd from a 'normal' duck but also unique..lovely!

I learned that ducks are okay to approached or be approached, but not by geese...oh no!

Have a great week ahead!

Theresa said...

Yes Carver, always got to be carefull when you are speaking duck, never know what you are saying- that made me laugh :)

My favorite is the first picture, because of all the colors that shown on the duck.

Have a good week

Larawannabe said...

they're beautiful -- both ducks and the photos. thank you for sharing it with us.

mine's up. have a great week :)

WillThink4Wine said...

Oh my, aren't they just the most gorgeous creatures! What I miss most about my previous hometown is the lakes with all the swans, geese and ducks. They are just lovely. I'm so glad you remembered your camera!

Jeanne said...

nice pictures.... i love it. Happy WS

Mar said...

Beautiful ducks and great photographs as always! I had never seen muscovy ducks before...

Yen said...

Those ducks are cute! And LOL to eastcoastlife! :D Soo true!

DeLi said...

wow, a super weeeknd walk too!

Jen said...

I've never seen ducks like those. They're beautiful! I love these pictures!!

etteY said...

gorgeous ducks, carver :)

Inland Empire Girl said...

These are wonderful pictures. Perhaps it because we often take the dogs, but I just can't get good wildlife pictures. Thanks for your kind words on my blog about the video. It was so fun to reflect on the last year.

carolinespicturepages.com said...

I've never seen anything like them. What an unusual treat.

carolinespicturepages.com said...

I've never seen anything like them. What an unusual treat.

Sharon said...

What great pictures of those pretty ducks! Happy WS

Natalie said...

How neat! I've never seen ducks like that. I usually just see mallards.

ladynred said...

Beautiful ducks and lovely color.

Emmyrose said...

Those were amazing shots.
Have a great week ahead.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting and for commenting. I also hope you all have a better Monday than me. I am off to get an abscessed too pulled, ouch. Have a great week.

Eastcoast life asked if the muscovy ducks can be eaten, ha. After checking online it turns out they are eaten and are supposed to be tasty but the ducks at lake lynn are so aggressive they'd be more likely to eat me than the other way around.

ghee said...

muscovy ducks?wow!theyre so new to me!thankx for sharing!indeed,another good thing of blogging,learning from others post :)

thanx for dropping by :)

ghee

Heart of Rachel said...

They are indeed beautiful ducks. I like the vibrant colors of their feathers. Some even appear as if they are wearing colorful head dresses. Thanks for sharing.

GBex said...

wowwww--- such lovely ducks....... loved your WS!...have a great week my friend!

marcia said...

that was so relaxing thanks:>

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting.

SabineM said...

Gorgeous! Almost funny those birds!

jam said...

Nice shot you took and lovely flowers too.