Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wood Ducks--Watery Wednesday

I wish these shots were better but this was the best I could get of these wood ducks.
The male is so colorful it's hard to believe he's real. The female is less colorful but with her striking white eyeliner I think she is quite attractive.
The males seem to think so too as she has two of them pursuing her.

That is my water sight for the week. You can see more at Watery Wednesday hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.

17 comments:

EG Wow said...

Hey, Martha, I know the feeling! I had trouble capturing some mergansers or this week's post. I love the reflection in the first photo.

Carly said...

Stunning male ducks!

Barb said...

Was it the light on the water or is there spring algae already in the stream?

Ebie said...

I have to learn the names of these ducks. I seem to be fascinated of those ducks at Lake Balboa. Next time, I will pay attention to their colors to determine their sex. Thanks for the info.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

lovely ducks....great shot...

eden said...

Love the pictures. Seems they were enjoying the water.

My entry

Hilda said...

Your 'white eyeliner' comment made me smile. Beautiful ducks.

Happy Watery Wednesday!

ewok1993 said...

Love the ripple effect on the water, always enjoyed seeing them.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Yep, its that time of the year. Great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Martha -- those pictures are fine! I have thought that about the woodducks before -- hard to believe they aren't carved. Active time of year for the birds and bees isn't it? ;>) Thanks for sharing.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I wish I were that lucky having two pursuing me :) Love the photos though, I think they are very well captured.

hobbyentusiast said...

Beautiful photos. Lot of details and good color.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your heron header! I think you did a great job getting shots of the ducks. The female is quite lovely with her white eyeliner and the males so handsome in their bold attire.

~ Tracy

ρομπερτ said...

Happy ducks. One can imagine the sound they were making. Please have a nice Thursday.

Linda Reeder said...

Wood ducks are amazingly beautiful.

EcoRover said...

Nice birds. When I was growing up, it seemed that Woodies were nearly extinct--they seem to show up everywhere anymore.

happilyretired said...

Wonderful ... Spring is in the air ;-)
Hugs and blessings,