Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mostly Ducks

While in the city we went to the park. My daughter brought a bucket of seed so ducks and pigeons were coming from all directions. Too bad the sun wasn't shinning, we had to put up with a bit of rain. I don't know much about ducks so don't know what kind they are. Here's some pictures for anyone interested.










7 comments:

Pete said...

well done on the pintails. never got that close myself

Border Reiver said...

Difficult things ducks in parks as most are hybrids. Most look like Mallard in terms of ancestry, possibly with a N American native species. But they're all wonderful, even if not a genetic purity. As Pete said nice Pintails (2nd and 3rd last photos)and Mute Swan. Not sure what the gull is though I'm afraid. BTW do you celebrate Beltaine? Not long now.

oldcrow61 said...

BR, thanks for the info on the ducks. We always celebrate Samhain and Yule. Also Lughnasadh when I bake a bread in the shape of a man and we bury part of him, among other things. Beltane is fast approaching and depending on what's going on at the time, will probably celebrate it. I find the celebrations of Mother Nature gives me a great connection to all the living things around me.

Cindy said...

Lovely photos as ever. I'm reading Edward Rutherfurd's 'Dublin' book (the first one at the moment) and his characters celebrate Samhain and Beltane. It is a terrific book ... he starts with pre-history and ends in the 20th century. Cindy xxx

oldcrow61 said...

I'll have to keep an eye out for that book Cindy.

Boulmer Birder said...

Pics 4, 6 and 7 show some nice American Black Ducks, a very rare vagrant for us over here, I've only ever seen one. The gull looks to be a Bonaparte's Gull...
All good shots ...

oldcrow61 said...

BB, thanks for the info. I was hoping that you would know what kind of Gull that was. I noticed you have an interest in them on your blog.