Nature photo challenge #4: Ducks

I’m a bit late with this but with all the ducks we had on the marina and those we have here in our local park, how could I not contribute my photos?
If you want to join in, click here and check it out!

Egyptian Ducks (or geese depending on what book you look at) on the marina Jan 2015.

Three white ducks on the marinaΒ  April 2015

Female mallard checking out potential nesting sites on the boat next to ours. They couldn’t go anywhere once her eggs had hatched on their bow!

Duckling broods 2016 (all mallards)

Mallards on our front lawn May 2020
The beautiful Geraldine (as named by us) a hybrid that disappeared without trace in January 2021.
Male and female mallards.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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27 Responses to Nature photo challenge #4: Ducks

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Quacking lovely πŸ’œ

  2. Carol anne says:

    aww! How nice! ❀

  3. murisopsis says:

    I do wonder what became of Geraldine…. The Egyptian ducks look very interesting! We never get ant that look so exotic!

    • These were two males apparently and they came to the marina every year. We never did find out what happened to Geraldine. She was getting very trusting of people and would take food from your hand. I hope that didn’t go against her.

  4. Denzil says:

    Thanks for taking part! Mallards are so cute aren’t they? Let’s hope you get another local brood visiting your garden this Spring!

  5. Chris Hall says:

    So sweet! Four pairs of Egyptian geese (or ducks) live round the corner in our close.

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    I often see pairs of Mallard ducks in the river near where I live. I’ve lost count as to how many ducklings I’ve seen over the years. Yes, not all of them make it very far once hatched.

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful ducks πŸ˜€

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