Mottled Ducks

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Irenejoy, Aug 9, 2005.

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    F8 @ 400 mm 1/125 Spot D70 Nikor 80x400 vr. Hand held. Post editing limited to USM.
    Found this trio paddling around the salt marsh between the tides at mid-morning
     
  2. Hi Irene, cute picture of our little duck friends. If I am not mistaken they are female mallards.
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice, pastoral shot Irene. Reminds me that I need to get back down to the pond and shoot some of my friends there. :wink:
     
  4. Thanks Gordon and Frank. I was unsure about the ducks. The female mallard has the bright blue feathers under the wings but I couldn't see that on these ducks. That is why I thought they were the Motteled ducks.This salt water marsh is rather isolated and all the bird life is very shy, it is difficult to get close to them. It always amazes me how tame they are in city parks.
     
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