Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday


We arrived in Bombay Hook in Delaware near dusk and the light was fading fast.  Consequently my pictures aren't that clear and I couldn't get close enough to identify the ducks out on the mud flats, but I found the patterns their feet made in the mud very intriguing.


I would like to thank Eileen and Kathie for identifying these birds.  They are the Green-Wing Teal.





























I am joining in with Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday which you can find here.

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cute mud tracks!

NatureStop said...

Nice one! Have a great day!

Shantana

HansHB said...

Great shots!
Well done!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I like the tracks in the mud. I would not swear to it, but they look like Green-Wing Teals. next time you will have to go early in the morning. You will see lots of great birds with the shorebirds and waders arriving. Have a great evening.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love love, LOVE the trails left behind!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Looks like the ducks are creating art, even if it is temporary.

mick said...

A great series of photos and that mud certainly looks thick and sticky!

grammie g said...

HI Denise...Whatever they are finding to eat in the mud must be great, because they all seem to be right into it! : )
Like the Ziggy Zaggy duck foot tracks!
Grace

Linda Gross said...

For being late in the day, your pictures look very good. The tracks are pretty cool!

Karen said...

Duckprints, how cute. Great reflections in that flight shot!

Cloudia said...

Ah the muddy business of life! Glad to see them finally take off :-)


Aloha

thewovenspoke said...

Such a neat series of photos of the ducks.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! I do like your header photo to very pretty ! Thanks for sharing with us ! Have a good evening !

A Creative Harbor said...

Wonderful shots ~ beautiful of nature's wild life ~ Lovely post ~ ^_^

ps. thanks for your warm words about my Boston Marathon post . Peace.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. I enjoyed the patterns, too.

Carletta said...

You would think their little feet would get stuck. :)
Lovely in flight shots!

Adam said...

cute patterns

Out on the prairie said...

Loved them all digging but that next to last shot really caught my eye.The ducks digging made me want to enjoy the crab and clam feast they were having.Northern Shoveler, a favorite duck over here to watch. I like their rounded bill larger at the end and marvelous coloring.Well done!I would have to learn all of the shorebirds you get to see.One time as I shot and shot creeping ever closer to what I thought mother on nest turned out to be decoy on the beach.Padre Island in Texas.I still have "her".LOL

Elephant's Child said...

Such comical enchanting birds. Thank you so much.

Kathie Brown said...

Denise, the patterns are fun and I agree with Eileen. I think they are Green-winged Teals. Look at that buffy horizontal line near the butt, as well as the vertical white line in front of the wings. Plus, in one shot I can even see the green speculum on the female as she is flying away!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hmmm, it makes me think they were creating something.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise, first of all, I need to say that your header is magnificent! :)
And you did a great job in this post, adorable images!
Léia

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for all these very enjoyable comments my friends, and to Eileen and Kathie for identifying the Green-Winged Teal.

Marie said...

I am back from my break, but mainly because I was missing everyone! :-) These were fun shots!

Arija said...

Their footprints somehow remind me of Jemima Puddleduck. Really nice to see the dabbling on hte mudflats.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, you found great patterns made of the ducks. Love it. :)

Wally Jones said...

I'm with you, I like the patterns they make in the mud!
Thank you for sharing your birds.

Kay said...

What fun to watch those beautiful birds. You're making me want to get out of my house and do some exploring.

beyondzephyr.com said...

What a great series of the bird photos! Love those foot prints!