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GOT MY DUCKS IN A ROW
self | Jan 26,2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 01/26/2012 1:57:01 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

I got out for a while yesterday, a nice sunny day. I was riding with a friend who just isn't in to lurking around mud holes so I really couldn't get serious.

I got these pretty little Hooded Mergansers moving down a pond.

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: duck; photo
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 1:57:03 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks! You always share such beautiful photos with us.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 1:58:11 PM PST by livius
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pinglist


3 posted on 01/26/2012 1:58:37 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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God’s creation is a beautiful thing.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 1:58:55 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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Great picture...My wife and I retired to a lake front lot on Lake Palestine in east Texas. We enjoy encounters like this on a regular basis.
5 posted on 01/26/2012 2:00:35 PM PST by ontap
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Nice work, Swampsniper.

As far as female ducks go, I've always like hooded mergansers for those cool red pompadours... Ha ha!

6 posted on 01/26/2012 2:04:50 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very nice!


7 posted on 01/26/2012 2:05:47 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
We get these critters in my backyard pond once in a while -- very pretty birds. Very active, too, compared to other ducks; these guys eat fish and go after them like Anhingas.

Very shy, too. As soon as they know they're being watched, they usually take wing.

8 posted on 01/26/2012 2:07:07 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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I was just thinking that I have not seen a duck this whole Winter. Part of it may be the drought. The pond close to my house nearly dried out.

I did see a huge flock of turkeys just a few days ago. They appeared to all be hens and were in the power line right-of-way, just off the highway. There were maybe 25 of them.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 2:09:14 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Joe Brower

I’ve spent decades learning to look like a tree stump, they never even notice me, LOL.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 2:13:52 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Gorgeous! How did they know to arrange themselves in an alternate pattern.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 2:20:16 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Long time birdwatcher here. I would like to be on your ping list, if you have one.

That is a great shot. We have a good deal of Mergansers here in SoCal.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 2:21:10 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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Great picture .... the light on the water is really gorgeous.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 2:21:56 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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Great. Thanks for the ping SWAMPSNIPER.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 2:24:35 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Good shootin’


15 posted on 01/26/2012 2:26:39 PM PST by 762X51
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“Looks like we got ourselves a convoy!”

I moved away from a lake a couple of years ago. I thought I’d had enough of the whining jet skis and noisy weekends in general, as well as the sky-high prop taxes. But I sure am missin’ the ducks.

And the loons.

And the ospreys.

Thanks for the reminder!


16 posted on 01/26/2012 2:35:33 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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Nice to see you are getting out...hope it continues, so we can receive more of you beautiful pictures!


17 posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:00 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful!


18 posted on 01/26/2012 3:24:33 PM PST by esoteric
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful! Thank you.

Nice of them to pose for you. :)


19 posted on 01/26/2012 3:25:05 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Done!


20 posted on 01/26/2012 3:26:34 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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