Sunday, May 14, 2006

Ducks


This hen mallard has returned to the yard every year for the last 3 years. This year I've not seen her mate, he was a beauty of a duck. I hope he made it through the long winter and hunting season. Usually they are together when feeding, one will feed while the other stands guard. As you can see from this photo, she's very wary and keeps a close eye out for predators.

2 comments:

  1. She is just beautiful, but she does look a little nervous and maybe lonesome for her mate. wouldn't her mate be there if he was ok? I hope she comes within reach of the webcam. It would be neat to keep an eye on her coming and going. Thanks for that shot Bob.
    Dorothy

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  2. Bob,
    I spent the summer in Stevens Village and Chalkyitsik last year and am really missing Alaska. I have followed your site all winter. Thanks for your blogs and for your site.

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