Alright, here is a post that is long overdue, dealing mainly in part with Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks! Yay!
I know this is not a duck, but I took it that day, so here ya go.
Alright, you got me, this is not a duck either, its a Northern Parula! I’d never seen one before so I was super excited.
Our first sign of shore birds… Tracks!
I know, still not ducks. Got you excited, huh? Well, be patient, young grasshopper, because they’re coming soon. For now though, these are a pair of Black-Necked Stilts.
Ducks! Woohoo! They were behind some brush and trees, but occasionally the sun would poke through and highlight one of them. It was a cool effect.
Preening, preening, preening in the promises of God my Savior,
Preening, preening, preening in the promises of God!
I love that top shot! I saw him “stand” up, clicked the shutter, and then checked my photos, and was so pleased! Then when he finished “standing?” He was super fluffy. 🙂
This is how far away from those ducks I was. (The rest are hiding behind that palm tree in the top left corner) Throughout the following shots I am making my way down the bank as far as I can without sinking in the mud. My Converse took a beating, but it was so worth it!
He looks so peaceful…
They really liked posing for me.
Love the foot!
If the guy in the back turned around slightly, this would resemble quite closely how most music bands pose for album covers, right?
They started parading right in front of me, so I got one big lineup and several portraits.
The grasses were pretty in the fading light.
So that was my day… A few weeks ago! Hope you liked these extremely cute ducks!