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:

  1. Nice one! Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  2. 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.

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  3. Love love, LOVE the trails left behind!!!

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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


    Aloha

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  10. Such a neat series of photos of the ducks.

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

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

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

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  13. These are wonderful. I enjoyed the patterns, too.

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

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  15. 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

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  16. Such comical enchanting birds. Thank you so much.

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  17. 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!

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  18. Hmmm, it makes me think they were creating something.

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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