I saw this duck pair from a bridge above a creek near my home in Penticton.
There are many ducks down by the lake, but these two had separated themselves and were clearly bonded.
The male stood guard while the female looked for food.
When I passed by today they were still there in the same spot, this time taking a little nap. Something woke the female and I wasn’t able to get her in the picture, but the male continued his shuteye.
Not long from now, there will probably be some little hatchlings along this section of creek, but by then I will be back in the north and won’t be able to watch their progress. I hope they have a successful little brood.
21 thoughts on “Ducky Days”
Hope you have a ducky Thursday, Lynette. 🙂
Thank you very much, Steve. It’s going well. 🙂
Sadly in our pond there is a solitary male mallard, we doubt we will get to see any little ones, and being completely anthropomorphic we feel like he is lonely.
Aww, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m sure he is lonely. I hope that as spring progresses, he finds some friends or a mate.
Ducks are still not back here yet, but the geese are making hard water landings. So funny to see them look at each other as if to say…I told you we would be too early. Happy Thursday Lynette. Allan
Hahaha. 🙂 I love to watch them; it’s somehow very relaxing. Your ducks and the rest of the geese will be back soon. Everything seems to be warming up now.
On another note, I’m wondering if I’m missing your posts, Allan. I haven’t seen one of yours yesterday or today (or maybe you didn’t post). Cheers.
The main site Picture This (excerpt post) is the best way to keep up. Due to WordPress limited media storage on their free sites, the full post sites keep jumping around. My last post on PhotoDrop3 mentioned this at the bottom.
Here is the link for Picture This https://wordpress.com/view/picturethis203532735.wordpress.com
Here is the link for PhotoDrop4
Thanks for asking and apologies for my thriftiness.
Hi Allan, thank you very much and no apologies needed. 🙂 I did see that on your last Photodrop 3 post but thought there would be more from there before you switched.
This is weird, but the links you provided above go directly to my own site. I will see what I can do to fix this. Cheers.
An update: the link at the bottom of your Photodrop 3 site (“here”) also links back to my own blog. Very, very strange.
That is odd. I have heard some people commenting that JetPack has been causing issues if you have installed it. I have not and all my links take me where they should. Hope you can sort this out.
Thanks Allan. I am using Jetpack so this may be the source of the issue. I’ll see what I can do. Cheers.
I often see the same pair in my yard, sometimes with an additional female. Interesting, innit?
That is interesting! 🙂 I have seen a number of pairs now that seem to have separated themselves from the flock, but no threesomes!
There is also the glorious clarity of the water … we are able to enjoy all the textures and shadings, and the glitter, all the way down
Yes, it’s gorgeous and clear and lovely (I was also able to see to the bottom because there was no ice on it!) No wonder the ducks chose it to raise their young.
Spring has sprung!
There will be ducklings soon!
Yes, there will be! I won’t be here to see them, but they will be a sweet addition to this creek crossing.
It’s always fun to watch the baby birds and all their awkwardness. My cat sure enjoys it too.
Haha. I bet your cat does! I won’t be able to watch their progress as I will be back in the north, but I hope they do well. Cheers.