Duck hunting

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The one on the left is a gadwall. This is my 2nd gadwall sighting.

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The female hooded merganser was watching the mallards sleeping.  The canvasback on the far right noticed me.

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There were two female canvasbacks hanging out with the mallards. No male ones in sight.

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She was checking me out as she went out for a swim.

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What did the female canvasback say to the female hooded merganser?  “Us women have to stick together.”

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The canvasback looks a little like a goose.

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Gotta itch.

I stopped by the local office park pond to look for any new ducks.  Only the usual mallards with a few wintering ducks thrown in.

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Sometimes a 10 minute stop can be productive.

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Drippy ducks.

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“She’s showing off her booty!” he said.

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Showing off.

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“Let’s go for a swim, lady.”

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“Wait, come back eagle.” I said

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Watching the practice game.

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Cruising by at sunset.

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Pretty in pink.

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Thirsty plants?

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Nosy neighborhood kitty.

There’s a little pond right next to a busy intersection. There’s a church, school, trailer park and office building surrounding it.  A paved trail runs around the pond but I was too lazy to walk all the way around. I drove my car to the little parking lot along the pond and got out. Walked 5 feet and snapped all of the above. The sun was starting to go down behind the trees and I was going to be late for a dinner date so I only stayed for 10 minutes. I had heard there were some fun ducks there. I found the above plus some canvasbacks, gadwalls and red breasted mergansers. More on those later.