Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mallards en masse

On Saturday morning I went to the local Waste Water Treatment plant, an excellent place to watch birds. I have to say I was rather surprised by the sheer amount of Mallards located in one of the lagoons. See for yourself.














Yes, those are ALL Mallards. It almost looks like a flock of Starlings!

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27 comments:

Betty said...

That is a lot of Mallards. You have gotten some great shot of them. Do they come there every year?

J. Michael said...

Thanks again Sharon! I really appreciate your beautiful New England pictures while I am down here in Ecuador.

A little New England winter in the middle of the Andes.

Thanks!

-Mike

Jay Albert said...

Great photos Sharon! It's great to have days with little or no wind this time of year.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That is a lot in one spot. There is an area not far from me that has some mini lakes (for lack of a better word). When I drove by recently, I was amazed at the number of mallards on the lakes.

Susan Wicker said...

Wow,Sharon, those shots were really "ducky." It's amazing how they congregate, isn't it? Good job! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Now, that is a LOT of mallards! I love the way you have started close, and moved out, so we can see the green heads of the drakes in the first couple of shots, and then by the end, just see the masses of ducks in flight!!

The Retired One said...

OMG....That is AMAZING!
I have never seen that many ducks in any one place, much less all Mallards!
AWESOME photos!
You were so lucky to have found them.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh my goodness!! I have never seen so many together!!

Riet said...

Wow, beautiful pictures of all those mallards . I have never seen so many together.

Jayne said...

WOW! I love the photo where you can see the different colors on their wings depending upon the flight position.

The Curious Cat said...

It's a duck stag night!!! :) xxx

Cedar ... said...

I've never seen such a flock of ducks before! Amazing.

hulagirlatheart said...

Oh, how pleasantly surprised I would have been to walk up to that plant and find all of those green little heads.

Laura said...

A mallard convention! Great pictures!

Frances said...

I don't think I've ever seen that many mallards in one spot. Must have been a convention going on!

dAwN said...

Wow..now thats allot of Mallards!

Jan's camera said...

Oh gosh, that is a lot of ducks!!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

This is my first visit,
WOW! what great photo's.. I live in Maine snowed in today.

I enjoyed your post please come and be a follower

Yvonne

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Sharon..I so enjoy coming here to get me a HAPPY New England feeling...

loved this...
beautiful


kary
xxx

Mary said...

Wow, they must have been really loud, too!

Life is good! said...

do you think they can tell each other apart! i love love love the cute mallards!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

We have a pond next to our greenhouses and I haven't even gone over to look at the birds or ducks let alone take pictures...shame on me! I could watch them all day...oh yeah that's why I don't go:)) haha

Love the way you altered that scene....you're good girl. Ok I have to learn photoshop real soon!!!!
xo,
Carole

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a lovely set of photos, now that is a lot of beautiful ducks!

Phyllis said...

OMGosh - I've never seen so man mallards in one place before!

forestal said...

Nice gathering of color there

dan

Pat said...

I don't think I've EVER seen that many mallards (male) in one place. Looks like a bachelor party! All that brilliant green color! Great photos! I bet they made a lot of noise as they flew overhead!

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

wonderful pictures - I love nature and to see animals in freedom -
greetings - Ruth