11 September 2013

Over the bridge ...

let's see if there's anything down in the water ... this way, at Cooranbong Park

a perfect spot for a few resident ducks


a charming Pacific Black duck


It paddled over and started coming up on the bank near where I was standing; I think it might've thought I had food.  Being near to a public park, it might happen that people think it's good to feed them.  At least I suspect that's why it came up, I don't think it was planning to nip me around the ankles.


When nothing offered it turned around ... sorry Pacific Black Duck, but it's not supposed to be a good thing to feed you.  Go find what you're meant to be eating.  It headed back out to its mate ..


Mallard; I'd not seen one before, and known to be, a dabbling duck.


It was having a great time preening and all the while spinning  around in circles.  I'm sure it was showing off to me; well I like to think so.

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25 comments:

Linley S said...

Of course it was showing off to you, it wanted to be on Wild Bird Wednesday.

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Corole,
Beautiful pictures of wild ducks.
Very well photographed, compliments.
Greetings Irma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful impressions of this park and the ducks. Great !

Joop Zand said...

Nice photo's ....ducks are so lovely to photograph....but that first shot is in my opinion the best.

Greetings, Joop

Phil Slade said...

greetings from Greece Carole. The pacific duck is a real stunner. Catch up with you soon.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh Carole, you do have such birds down under. Beautiful.

Terri Buster said...

Great captures- and I've also always believed it is not a good thing to feed the ducks. That first duck shot is super!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I know this is all about the ducks but I like that bridge photo. There is a meme for bridges somewhere out there, on Friday I think. This would go nice onto it.

Karen said...

What a pretty park. I love ducks, great captures!

TexWisGirl said...

just love those handsome black ducks!

grammie g said...

HI Carole...It nipped your ankles??? Sorry but I laughed : )!!

Love the photo's the water and the quackers are beautiful!!

Grace

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great set of ducks Corole.

Jocee said...

What a nice spot. Love the Mallard duck, his colours are great.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole great shots and I love the marking on the Pacific ducks heads

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Yes, I think he was showing off for you!

eileeninmd said...

Great series on the park, Carole! Beautiful shots of the ducks! Have a happy day!

Carole M. said...

thanks for your comments. To grammie g/Grace - no it was just the way I'd written "I didn't think he was planning to nip me around the ankles" ------- the duck didn't come up on the bank to do that at all, but for a moment I might've wondered why he was headed so intently for me. Just looking for a handout ...

Jan Castle said...

Great collection of ducks Carole...are you a duck whisperer???
Hugs,
Jan

Brian King said...

The Black Duck is very handsome! Mallards are a dime a dozen here. Most people pay them no mind. We get some Mallard/Black Duck hybrids, too.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful ducks!

Montanagirl said...

Those Black Ducks are so pretty. Nice photos!!

Wally Jones said...

Bridges are so nice.
They give us wonderful views and may take us on new adventures.

Great photographs!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such sweet birds in banner image...have I said that before ;) Lovely ducks, always seems like they are smiling.
Sorry for my tardiness. Monday my bad knee gave way to a full Medial Meniscus tear and I am having Arthroscope done to help ease pain this Tuesday...doing life ;)

Jeanne said...

Love the bridge and have to wonder if you ever see alligators in these waters. I was just watching planet earth and an alligator attack on a ?? deer at the waters edge. The alligator submerged before his attack, just like the alligator did when i was photographing it at the swamp . Good that I left when i did!

Carole M. said...

Hi Jeanne, it kind of looks like alligator-county doesn't it? But definately NOT. No alligators in Australia at all. Crocodiles though are only in far northern Australia (not down in N.S.W. where I live). The crocodiles need warmer body temperatures to digest their food I've read, so that dictates their locality too.