Black bellied whistling ducks flying by.
Black bellied whistling duck staring at me. What is it about these ducks that are so cute?
The marsh fields were full of black bellies right before sunset. They all had their heads stuck deep in the muck feeding when a hawk came flying overhead screaming. All of their heads shot up and searched the sky. They seemed very concerned. After a few minutes they went back to eating. I shot this far away across the field. They were all standing at attention.
Ring necked duck. I don't see these very often.
Blue winged teal with a little green showing.
Blue winged teal staring at me.
Lots of ducks at Circle B Bar Reserve right now. They are reporting record numbers of black bellied whistling ducks. The marsh fields were full of them on my late afternoon trip recently. There's such a huge variety of ducks there. The ponds are also full of coots. Soon most of these ducks will be migrating back home to the north.
For more skyscape photography from around the world, visit http://skyley.blogspot.com/