Saturday, December 3

Camera Critters ~ Male Mallard Duck


Happy Saturday my friends! Can I just say how much I love this shot? This is a male mallard duck. They are quite common to our area and can be seen on any decent size waterway in large groups. I am lucky enough to be within a few miles of an area where many types of birds gather for a stop on their way down south for the winter. The winters here in Wisconsin can be harsh and if I could, I would leave for the winter too!


I could distinguish this was a male by the yellow beak. During mating season, the males also have a beautiful emerald green head and neck. This was taken on Labor Day, with mating season long gone yet you can see a small trace of the green left on this beautiful boy.


Hope you are all having a great start to the weekend.


I linked up with Camera Critters.

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the Mallard duck! Great post and photo. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Icy BC said...

That's a beautiful capture, and a great portrait.

CameraCruise said...

Great photo of the beautiful Mallard.
I posted Mallards too.
Have a great weekend.

bailey-road.com said...

What a great capture of this beautiful duck!

Antonette said...

You and I had the same idea evidently. I have mallards for my critter shot too. Although, I must say yours is a lot better!

Snap said...

Love this shot. The male mallard is so handsome ... gorgeous colors on his head. Happy Critter Day!

Denise said...

Beautiful! You've caught the light in his eye too.

Kerri said...

A handsome fella!

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for joining highlight sunday with this nice shots :)

Karin M. said...

Beautiful nature shots ...
Greetings Karin

Ed Pilolla said...

the green water frames him so beautifully.