Wednesday, January 21, 2009


They were so quiet that I didn't even hear them at first. I was deep in thought and didn't notice them until they started chatting among themselves. Quietly I came over the hill in the effort to catch a picture of them. I'm surprised to see that I did get a clear picture because they quickly took off.

(I believe you can make the picture larger by clicking on it in order to see the ducks better.)
Aren't they gorgeous? I'm going to have to look it up and see if the ratio of 5 males to 2 females is a common flock composition or if that's just who happened to be at the pond at the time.


Rurality said...

At your place? So totally unfair! We have never actually had Mallards here. Well, except when we bought them.

countrypeapie said...

Definitely worth clicking on the picture. Look at those green heads! Beautiful.

The Country Experience said...

They are beautiful. Their colors are so vibrant. I can't believe I was able to get that picture before they flew off--they took off so quickly that I didn't know if even one picture would be clear. Thank goodness for digital cameras!

Rurality, they have been frequent visitors at our place lately. This is our first winter here so I don't know if it's an annual thing for them to be here. Hubby is hoping that they lay eggs here in the spring.