Duck, Duck, but not Goose

Categories: Down by the Bay.

There are ducks and more ducks down by the bay, you can even find a goose or several.  But today I’m just sharing some of my favourite duck photos.

Mallard ducks are numerous on the Bay of Quinte by the waterfront trail.  There are huge flocks of them, small groups, pairs of them, and ducks with babies.

Take your pick as a huge group of ducks is called a badelynge, brace, flock, paddling, raft or team.   This huge gathering was photographed a couple of winters ago by a bit of open water on the bay.

mallard ducks down by the Bay of Quinte

What fun to watch the ducks waddling on the ice and then swimming in the icy water, while we were all bundled up for winter.

mallard ducks in winter on the Bay of Quinte

I’d paddle in the water in the summer, but I wouldn’t want to scare the ducks away from foraging for food.  Are those duck feed?

famale mallard ducks at the Bay of Quinte

Splash, splash, I was taking a bath.  No not me, the duck.

mallard ducks in winter on the Bay of Quinte

On a calm day this duck was playing “I’m the king of the castle” … with a reflection to make me even bigger.  I’m sure he was soaking up some of the warmth from the sun too.

mallard ducks on the Bay of Quinte

The ducks provide so many photo opportunities.  I read somewhere that duck photos are the most popular shares on websites.

mallard ducks on the Bay of Quinte

And who can resist taking photos of the adorable, fluffy little ducklings.

mallard ducks on the Bay of Quinte

Bottoms up!

I’m sharing with ABC Wednesday. The letter of the week is D. D for ducks, specifically mallard ducks.

 I’m also sharing with Wild Bird WednesdayI’d Rather B Birdin’ and Saturday’s Critters.

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lots more lens friends

birds in the garden … critters in the garden … water birds

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