Up until last year my knowledge of anything duck was limited to Mallards and certain ways duck could be cooked – I love Peking Duck so much! But with 2020 and all things limited, I began bird photography in earnest. And oh the things I have seen and learned!
There are so many kinds of ducks out there with their coloration depending on if it’s breeding season or not. Plus, there is such a thing as waterfowl being divers or dabblers. Who knew! Here are four ducks that are first timers for me. They were all migrating through my neck of the woods when I happened to catch them resting before the next leg of their flights. At one time there was a marshy area (where I captured the last image) with upwards of 300 ducks of various species resting and refueling before taking off again.
All of the ducks shown here are males because, well, in nature especially when it’s breeding season, the males are usually far more colorful. Are any of these familiar to you or frequent where you live?