How about some Oregon ducks today.

 

American Widgeon

 

 

No, not the Oregon football team, but a few photos of ducks we see in Oregon.  This is an American Widgeon we saw at the pond at Malheur Headquarters.  In my last blog, I talked about being at the headquarters and how we got distracted from visiting the pond because of all the beautiful birds everywhere.  So now Debbie and I start off together headed for the pond again.  I turn around to see what she is doing and, once again, she has vanished.  Bad girl. I knew she’d catch up so I huddled down in a blind provided for observing water-birds.  There were wild ducks and other birds scattered all over the couple acres of water.  There were Mallards.

 

Mallard

And Green-winged Teal

 

Green-winged Teal

The sounds and sights were amazing.  Debbie sneaks into the blind with me.  Seems like some Yellow-rumped Warblers (butterbutts) had distracted her.

These wood warblers get that nick-name from the yellow patch on their rump.  Cute…

Then we see Mr. and Mrs. Redhead.  Such a handsome couple.

 

This is a new duck, (actually a diving duck), for us to see, as were some others in the pond.  Fascinating to watch them from just a few feet away.

 

 

 

Most of these ducks are resting and feeding here at Malheur Wildlife Refuge during their annual migration.

 

 

We look down just a little and here comes this little grebe, one of the cutest birds you’ll ever see.  I love this shot.

 

And now our minds wander off as we watch a flock of Northern Pintails fly by.

Northern Pintails

And I’ll finish up today with a photo of a duck from our own pond, till next time, Happy Birding.

Wood Duck

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One Response to How about some Oregon ducks today.

  1. sharbythesea says:

    WOW…..THE COLORS ON YOUR WOOD DUCK ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL….HOW AMAZING THAT YOU CAN JUST LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOWS AND SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL PEICE OF NATURE

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