Wild Bird Wednesday 38

Whatever shows up in my yard is a candidate for Wild Bird Wednesday. This week, Mallard ducks flew in and strutted their stuff between the platform feeder and “wading pond,” formerly known as a birdbath. Enjoy!

Male behind female

Male behind female

Bathing Beauty

Bathing Beauty

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44 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday 38

  1. Aw…we have mallards in our yard- usually around 8-10, and I feed them corn. When I go to our garage door and yell “Here, ducky, ducky, ducky!”, they come waddling. So cute! Now– their distant cousins, the Canada Geese can go visit somewhere else!

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    • Four is the most I’ve had at once, Dianna. Geese leave an awful mess behind, as I’ve seen when out walking. I think that’s why they installed “Goose Crossing” signs so we know to watch where we step!

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    • The geese are pretty, but can be messy. I’m torn about seeing hawks close by, Jayne. I like to study them, but I don’t want them selecting take-out from our yard.

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    • It surprises me sometimes, Susan. The occasional raccoon and opossum show up from time to time. Sometimes bunnies. Our neighbor saw a fox across the street last year.

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  2. Mallards are beautiful. Your haven for wildlife is awesome. Bathing beauty, indeed. I find it amazing that not only do they come, but you manage to capture them with your camera! Blessings to you, Patti…

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    • Thanks, Carol Ann. I like my BIG kitchen window. Now if I could just keep in clean! I told hubby I need windshield wipers installed on it. Blessings to you.

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  3. Good pictures. We have enjoyed this year’s “mating season”. There are two ducks following a female around trying to woo her . So far she has not made a decision but haven’t seen them for a couple of days so maybe she as picked her Lothario now.

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  4. I love mallards. I have tried to capture a few down at the lake, but they weren’t great pictures. You are such a natural at capturing animals and bugs in the wild.

    I saw a very odd bird sighting today. I wish I had my camera. I had to go to Macy’s. Sitting on the pavement under the roof that leads to Macy’s door was a Canadian goose. It was crouched down with its beak under its wing. I think it just got too windy for him to keep flying, so he decided to take cover.

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  5. I saw you over at Esther Joys blog! Had to come by and say hello. I need to hang out with these ducks! They really take chilling out to the next level! Lovely photos.

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