Bib Duck, Flying Gulls and a Bunny: November 9, 2021

Mallards hybridize with several other duck species including American Black Duck and Northern Pintail.

The version that we see most frequently is the cross between Mallard and the domestic Pekin Duck.

Pekin Duck

These hybrids have a bright white “bib.” I’ve been told that they are able to lead a normal duck life and to breed.

We saw this one today at Ashbridge’s Bay.

“Bib” Duck
“Bib” Duck
“Bib” Duck
“Bib” Duck
“Bib” Duck
“Bib” Duck

Every chance I get, I work at the skill of photographing flying birds.

Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull

The afternoon group was pleased to see this bunny who is brought regularly to the park for exercise.

Bunny
Bunny
Bunny

Other birds:

Northern Cardinal (male)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Mallard (male)
Double-crested Cormorant
Mallard (male)
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Long-tailed Ducks (female)
Gadwall (male)
Mute Swan
Cooper’s Hawk (juvenile)
Long-tailed Ducks (female)
Mute Swan
Mallard (female)
Red-breasted Mergansers (female)
Ring-billed Gull
Gadwall (male)

10 am group:

1 pm group:

MAILBOX

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NATURE POETRY

Oh Sing We Now The Holy Weeds

You cannot buy them at the mall,
Nor at the superstore,
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From “The God’s Gardeners Oral Hymnbook”

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Bib Duck, Flying Gulls and a Bunny: November 9, 2021

  1. Wendy Trueman

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