Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ducks on the Pond

Just Ducky!

We have a few new ducks on our pond. It took me a while to figure out what they were as they tend to keep to themselves so it was hard to get a close look. After several attempts I did manage to get close enough to get a decent zoom shot. These are Common Goldeneye ducks. I've managed to confirm this with a couple of people and my Peterson Field Guide book. They are great fun to watch as they are super divers and dissappear for quite some time.

This is a female Mallard. there are lots of them around the pond this year and they stayed all winter. This picture was actually taken on the marsh below the pond. Its behind the Glynmill Inn and below Park Street. Its a small area on the Corner Brook Stream trail and is protected by Ducks Unlimited. I liked this picture because of the Cat Tails in the ice.

1 comment:

Elaine Dale said...

Those poor ducks must be cold! I wonder if CB is on their migration path or if they'll stick around?