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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Ducky Day

First the Gadwall's (Anas strepera) arrived.  I believe they came in peace!  LOL!  They stretched and then went about their business of 'dabbling!'  

Then the trouble makers arrived!  These two male Blue-Winged Teals (Anas discors) were bound, bent and determined to make waves with each other and any other duck in the way!  

But hey, I guess that is life as a duck enjoying a ducky day!  


  1. Morning Teri I love the duck shots. I was just wondering what lens you were using? I know Matt uses a duck blind of sorts, do you?

    1. Hi Pam! Thanks! Ducks can be so entertaining! I was using my Nikkor 70-200mm lens! I love it! I've never used a blind. I just plop my butt on the ground! Haha! These were taken at the dugout we have close to home and I just crouched behind the cattails for a bit and waited for the ducks to settle down. It didn't take long for them to do so and then I just slowly moved out. Even the shots I took of the black terns a few days ago, I just sat at the edge of the slough. If the birds/ducks take off right away, I find that within minutes they return. As long as you are fairly quiet and motionless, for the most part they won't even pay attention to you.

  2. The low angle is great on these.



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