Saturday, 20 June 2009

Camera Critters - Quack, Quack..


Camera Critters


I know there are a few knowledgeable people out there, so perhaps one of you would be able to tell what type of ducks these three are. You can click on any photo to enlarge..


The closest I could find to this one, was a Magpie duck .. but it's bill, amongs other things, seems wrong for the breed. We have a small number of these at our local lake.


This one is a pretty tan and seems to hang around with the black and white duck. I'm wondering if they are a mated pair. Or is this a juvenile female Mallard ?


This kind of looks like a male Mallard, as it has that gorgeous, iridescent green on it's head. However it doesn't have the chestnut breast or the white ring around it's throat, that I'm used to seeing with Mallards.

Is it a juvenile ?

Now go to CAMERA CRITTERS and join in the fun.

31 comments:

Sandy Kessler said...

i love them foxes got ours sandy

Digital Polaroids said...

Great pictures, ducks feathers have beautiful colors, and difficult to catch some times.

http://digitalpolaroids.blogspot.com/2009/06/funny-goat.html

Snap said...

Karen,

I have no idea about the type of duck, but aren't they fun!!!!!

Brenda Leyland said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by my site. Appreciated your comments.

Your duck photos are interesting, I've never heard of a magpie duck, so I've learned something new today!

All the best with your new passion!

Carletta said...

Hi Karen,
It is so hard sometimes to identify an animal when you don't see them and observe often enough.At least that's the case for me.
I think the first one does look like a Magpie.
The second I don't believe is a juvenile mallard. They pretty much look the same small or big.
The ring around the neck isn't in the third. ????
Hope someone can tell us for sure.
Great shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous pictures! This friend is really gorgeous!
purrs and love
Luna(from Brazil)

Dancin' Fool said...

Umm, cannot help you with the ducks but aren't they lovely!

Thank you for your comments over at my place. I am really grateful for your kind comment for Roxy and the information about Tawhirimatea, the Maori god of wind and storms. What an excellent name!

I love the idea of gods for seasons, the sun and moon, the seas and land forms, and the weather. Just a pagan at heart I think!

Joy said...

They have such beautiful "coats"!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I have no idea about their names Karen, but they are very lovely to see on the water. Beautiful creature that quacks quacks rain or shine. :)

Dancin' Fool said...

Hi Karen, I just wanted to stop by again and say another thank you for the information about Tawhirimatea. I have just looked up the story which is beautiful albeit violent and sad too. I really enjoyed learning about Ranginui, Papatuanuku and their children.

CTG Ponies said...

Can't help you on the type of duck but my daughter used to refer to them as football ducks when she was little because of their shape. The name sort of stuck so that's what our family calls them.

Ladynred said...

I'm not very good at naming ducks either. These are beautiful ducks.

Euroangel said...

lovely ducks....remember my father got some ducks back home..take care..enjoy the rest of the weekend

Anya said...

Fantastic shots ^__^
Ducks are FUNNY :)

Martha said...

Great shots! :-)

Sharon said...

I have so much trouble opening your comment window. I finally was able to open as new tab. Anyway...don't know what kind of ducks these are but they sure are pretty! Nice photos:)

Bruce said...

I don't care what kind of ducks they are...a duck is a duck to me...just let me chase um!

Grace and Bradley said...

Duck is a duck for me too. Aren't they like dog and cat that can have so many variable color combinations?

Sue said...

Cool ducks. The first one is unusual, but sorry I have not idea what it is. Those would be fun to watch though.

Have a great Sunday!

Sue said...

I think the last one is a mallard, but the others I'm not certain either. Great pics though, and thanks for the visit :)

Frank said...

I congratulate you on insisting on learning and using film. Digital is absolutely great for a lot of reasons but film still wins the battle for resolution. Kodachrome was an incredible color slide film that probably will never be rivaled but I've yet to shoot with any of th mega-pixel digital cameras. Love your shots. I hope you will visit Tampa Daily Photo again soon, OK?

Jenn Jilks said...

Great ducks! Hope you find their species!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Love the first picture - he's so unique!

forgetfulone said...

Wish I could help you, but I have no idea. The one does look like a mallard! Great photos!

Shelley Munro said...

I have no idea either, but the photos are good. They're definitely different from the ducks I saw during my bike ride today. :)

fishing guy said...

Karen: They are great photos but I can't help with the ID. I've never seen them before, maybe they are cross bred. That last one isn't a pure Mallard.

Marina said...

I think the first one is an Ancona duck: beautiful. They are all beautiful!!!!

lisaschaos said...

They're pretty ducks. :) Different than the ones I usually see.

jabblog said...

The only ducks I know are Mallards, Aylesbury and duck a l'orange . . . great photos of very attractive ducks, though.

Willard said...

Beautiful photos, Karen, but I have no idea what kind of duck they are.

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