Saturday, November 21, 2015

DUCKS AND GEESE IN DAWLISH


We were in Dawlish in Devonshire.  One of the fun times we had was looking at all the ducks and geese on the river that leads down to the ocean.   Here are a few of them.


The Mallards there seemed to have pretty blue heads, not the green ones I am used to seeing here.










I had seen Muscovy Geese before but not Muscovy Ducks.





I am not sure what kind this one is in the following photos.






Added note 11-21-15: Our friend Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin'
thought this might be a Blue Goose.  As she suggested I looked them up and the ones I found certainly looked like this one.  Thank you Anni for id'ing my mystery bird.  Love it when more knowledgeable blogging friends help me out.






This is their playground.



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33 comments:

diane b said...

A beautiful little river and a great collection of Ducks in Dawlish in Devonshire

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute ducks! Their playground is beautiful. Have a great weekend, Denise!

Margaret Adamson said...

I loved all the beautiful close ups of all these critters.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that 'bottoms up' pose.

Valerie said...

I'm curious about the grey duck with the white head. I looked on RSPB site but couldn't find one like it. The RSPB offer an identifying service where you can send a photo by email or to their Facebook page.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Linda P said...

Dawlish in Devon is a pretty place and the ducks look right at home there. A lovely set of photos of them.

Sandra said...

I smiled all the way through these photos, love them ALL especailly the bottoms up shots. ducks are so funny and cute.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, What a nice variety of ducks and geese. I love the last goose at the end of your post, it is cute!
Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Adam said...

cool ducks

Cloudia said...

What fun!


Warm ALOHA,
ComfortSpiral



b.."E"..th said...

i love your header shot. so cool. i am curious about the duck with the white head and black body. that is so neat. i am not sure ... i will ask the hubby if he has ever seen one like this. he had several pet ducks as a kid. ( :
have a nice weekend!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Such fun shots Denise - I'm shivering thinking about being in cold water right now.

Debbie said...

love, love, love those bottoms up!!!!!

Linda said...

What a lovely spot, Denise! This must be paradise for the birds, and it isn't too far from such for myself, either! :) I love the variety of birds, several of which I have never seen before. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jayne said...

I enjoy watching ducks diving for their food too - so entertaining :-) Lovely photos Denise.

William Kendall said...

I'm used to the green headed drakes, but that's a new colour for me. Mind you, they dip their heads into the water the same way!

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful spot to observe the water foul. Very nice pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

i love dabbling ducks.

genie said...

Your docs going topsy turvy in the water just tickle me to death. They are such fun to watch. Loved the series. It won’t be long before I am going to be putting up my British woolen ornament tree...can’t wait. I have the box out and have been drooling over them. And , of course, your British tea caddy will be on display, too. To repeat...I can’t wait.

Linda said...

Nice to see your variety of ducks.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Denise; Oh, your variety of ducks and geese are SO Gorgeous♪ I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Anni said...

I'm thinking the 'gray' with the white head is a blue goose? Sure looks like one. Check out Google and see if you agree.

Fabulous images as always, your water/lake/pond photos are always top notch!!!

Thanks for sharing this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Rose said...

Oh, these are wonderful...and I LOVE their playground!

Lowcarb team member said...

A good many years since I visited Dawlish ... some very nice photo's you share with us here Denise.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Ela said...

Oh, such fantastic shots !! How cool to see ducks diving !!
Greetings

Cath said...

great photo's of the geese and Dawlish looks like a lovely spot to visit

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous ducks! Love the diving photos! :)

jandi said...

Lovely images of these feathered creatures!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice series of different ducks! It seems the varieties are becoming endless as they often interbreed.

fredamans said...

Ducks are funny when the bottoms are up.

Rambling Woods said...

The blue might be the way the light reflected Denise...Not sure, but can't find a blue-headed duck anywhere... The muscovy are the only duck not to have the mallard as an ancestor but is considered a duck...Michelle

Donna said...

Fabulous unusual ducks.