Picture Perfect Monday: Everything’s Just Ducky!

Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)

On Sunday, while visiting a local cemetery, I took a few photos of the ducks on a small pond. Above is a pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). There are several types of ducks in the photo below. The ducks with the red heads are called, strangely enough, Redheads (Aythya americana)! The two ducks trailing them are females of the same species. The duck with the greenish head is a Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata).

Redheads (Aythya americana) and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Redheads (Aythya americana) and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
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12 thoughts on “Picture Perfect Monday: Everything’s Just Ducky!

  1. I occasionally see, and hear, mallards flying low over the allotments as they use the pond in the adjacent ecology park. The Northern Shoveler is well named with a beak like that. xx

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  2. I love mallards. I know they’re common, but those males are magnificent in color and the females are pretty too. The Redheads and Northern Shoveler are pretty cute as well.

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