BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I took this photo in October. This duck like most others has long since flown south. The American Black Duck is vastly outnumbered by mallards in our waterways and I don’t see more than a few pairs all season. They appear less gregarious than mallards and are often in pairs or enjoying a solitary swim. There’s a lot to be said for their quiet, elegant ways.

16 thoughts on “AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Sweet looking duck, Belinda! 🙂 I think that ducks are one of the more intelligent species, though not as intelligent as crows and ravens.

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  2. I think this is one of the prettiest ducks. It takes a special style and elegance to look so good in a relatively drab dress. The black duck does it though.

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  3. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one, or at least have failed to recognise it if I have. Nice picture!

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  4. I found this photo so beautifully autumnal, Belinda, and enjoyed your words and photo describing your experiences with this species.

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  5. Love your observations!

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  6. A bird I either see rarely, or cannot ID. Nice shots.

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  7. What fun to see such a variety of ducks on your walks.

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