The Canvasback ducks have been quite busy having a conference at Oakley Street in Cambridge, Maryland. Seems its time that they start planning their escape to the north.
A practice session was in order to make sure their wings were ready.
Within the 100 or so ducks in the water, one was not like the rest. Seems a Canvasback and a Redheaded duck couple hooked up and had a baby. So what do we call him? A Redback? A Canvashead? Whatever he is, he is pretty cool.
Fantastic photographs! I am cannot believe only 7 people have like this so far. Your photos are so crisp and sharp. Not to mention canvasbacks are a handsome duck! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!
You had to give it some time Thomas – much more likes now. 🙂 Your comment is so kind and I am grateful for it. Welcome and look forward to seeing you back soon.
Great photos and another great outing!
It really was! Can’t believe we got bored so quickly. 🙂
Looks like you were being taught how to fly too with that practice session 😉
Yeah..good luck with that. I usually just fall on my face. 🙂
heh! birds probably laughed that we’d never fly and now we cross oceans! with um planes of course 🙂
What a stunning bird!
Aren’t they striking Fatima. And those red eyes ! Crazy eyes!
I so enjoy receiving these wildfowl photos you take. I love the Canvasback, it was the first duck I carved and painted. It sits on our TV amour with great dignity. I would love to spend time down there shooting these beauties, of course, only with my camera!
I’d imagine that Cambridge would be striking distance from you. Although at this point in time, most have probably moved on – save it for next winter.
Beautiful! They are such cool looking birds. And a hybrid? Good eye picking it out. 🙂
Got to admit, I didn’t notice him. Someone else mentioned his presence and I went back through my pics and found him. Bonus !
I’ve been looking at lots of ducks lately, it is almost duck season here, and I think many of them are hiding. I love yours, and I love how close you get and how sharp the images are.
I wonder if your ducks are different than ours. At this place “The Wall of Shame” people go and feed them all the time, so they’re used to people. Normally they are far away. 🙂
And the light..it’s all about the light, allowing for fast shutter speeds.
Such great photos! The splashing water is so clear I love it.
Thank you so much ! I’m excited that that image came out so well.
Such glorious creatures. Thanks for taking the amazing shots!!
and thankful for your kind comment 🙂
Truly my pleasure to share, and indeed these ducks are pretty awesome.
I like seeing them, but they go off migrating in our area. Right now there are loads of them around though.
It’s just not fair that they leave Donna. But then again, if they didn’t they wouldn’t be special to us. Hope you enjoyed them also.
Fabulous captures Emily. Love the cross-breed 🙂 I hadn’t heard of canvasbacks before.
Aren’t they cool? A friend of mine told me how they got their name. There were so many of them here in the eastern U.S. that the colonists would shoot lots of them and put them in canvas bags. That, with the look of their back gave them their name.
Didn’t know hw they got their name … Cool hope we don’t over catch them again…..
they’re too beautiful and magestic.
Ducks are still hunted, and from what I understand these are good eating. As I am now allergic to all mammal meat, duck is my new go-to for a nice juicy ‘steak.’ Go figure…
Yes they eat a sweeter celery seed diet. Sorry to hear of ur eating challenges. With all,the great things you do for wildlife, you get a get-out of jail card for being able to eat that meat to,supplement ur diet with a different protein :-))