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american black duck

  1. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

    The paler head contrasting with the overall dark body and crown help distinguish this species from the more cosmopolitan Mallard. This is an adult male despite its female-like plumage. Formerly common and ubiquitous in the Northeast where I grew up, they now seem to be relatively scarce and...
  2. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

    This was the only non-mallard in this pond.
  3. J

    Ducks in King County, WA

    I have been seeing some flocks of ducks in different duck ponds near parks and at the beaches on Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington. The birds seem to resemble American Black Ducks but ebird seems to suggest they are rare for the area. Are these really American black ducks or some other species?
  4. American Black Duck.jpg

    American Black Duck.jpg

    Observed on the opposite side of a waterway
  5. The creek was still flowing

    The creek was still flowing

    which is unusual for California's central valley at the end of summer. That makes Putah Creek a refreshing, relatively cool, shady spot, which lots of people enjoy visiting. And for those who actually do like the valley heat, some of the picnic areas are in more open, grassy areas up on the bank...
  6. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

    Spotted at Mammoth Spring State Park
  7. American Black Duck male

    American Black Duck male

  8. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

  9. Bottoms Up !

    Bottoms Up !

    The male is on the left (with the hot orange legs and feet, lol).
  10. Just gliding along with the flow=

    Just gliding along with the flow=

    American Black Duck(Female)
  11. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

    Cross-breeding with Mallards is lessening their numbers saddly.
  12. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

  13. Testing a new used lense

    Testing a new used lense

    This was taken with a Sigma 400mm AF non apo. The ducks were at more of a side angle to the sun. This image contained virtually no red/cyan fringing. This was a hand held shot. I feel the sharpness is good.
  14. Testing a new used lense.

    Testing a new used lense.

    This was taken with a Sigma 400mm AF non apo. With the sun behind the subject there is considerable red/cyan fringing. This was a hand held shot. I feel the sharpness is good.
  15. QUACK!

    QUACK!

    I guess this American Black Duck just felt he had something important to say!
  16. American Black Duck (male)

    American Black Duck (male)

  17. American Black Duck

    American Black Duck

    This guy (the only one we saw on our trip) swam out into the harbor while we were waiting in line to go on the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
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