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    Hope Inlay Jim sees this post.....swimming ducks on the brook behind our home.
    Wish I had a bigger zoom on my camera, not that I know how to properly use a camera. They are fun to watch, especially when they dip their heads in the water to get food, and their white butt is sticking up in the air. I forgot the name of them, but they are greyish and have a glistening green band around their necks. Just beautiful to watch them. Sometimes they fly up the banking to get bread crumbs I throw out for the birds, then I can really see them up close.
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    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

  • #2
    I think that breed of duck is called daffy. Those are daffy ducks.
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    • #3
      I believe they're called Malards...
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      • #4
        Actually they look like Canadian geese to me...Grey with dark heads & the white band around their necks...
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        • #5
          Hey Jim - Mallards? 'fraid not pal. Mallards are probably one of the most common ducks back in the UK and I've also seen them in many other countries around the world. Below is a poor shot looking directly down on a group of them swimming in a small stream running through one of the villages in my recent walk in Cinque Terre. The fellahs are the ones with the flashy colours!

          Although its not easy to home in on the ones Gloria shot I'd tend to go along with Mike's Canadian geese.

          Btw - A speaking of mallards here's a bit of UK trivia. In my very early youth I was a fairly keen train spotter and used to spend many a weekend travelling around the UK following this hobby. Bear in mind we are talking about the days when trains were powered by steam and many engines had their own number, names and livery colours. One of the most famous of these UK steam trains was The Mallard. For it's day, the mid 1940's to the early 1960's, it was an extremely sleek streamlined design which allowed it to travel at speeds around 100 mph. It also still holds the official world speed record for a steam engine train running on normal railway tracks when it was clocked at 126 mph. Although for most of its life the Mallard engine was coloured blue it did pass a brief period when its colour was changed to Brunswick green, more popularly known as British Racing green. To complete the circle the train got its name from an inspirational moment when its designer, Sir Nigel Gresley, was feeding these green necked sleek looking ducks at Salisbury Hall in the UK.
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          • #6
            Yup Jim, those are mallards for sure. The hansom ones are the boys. The plain brown are the girls. The girls have enough charm they don't need the colors I guess.
            I stick with Daffy on the ones WD photoed.
            Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



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            • #7
              All I can say, is, Jim's duck's are Mallard's for sure. Wooddog you will have to get closer for a sure shot. They did have dark colored heads, & light colored bodies like Canada Geese, maybe. They usually have a darker (brown) body though. Are they that big a bird? Just guess'n.
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              • #8
                Well, I'm not taking the heat for this one...My Sister said they were mallards
                I really have no idea...
                Jim

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                • #9
                  Oh, I forgot...
                  'Butt' they're not inlay..hehe
                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Hey Jim - Sorry if I appeared to lay in to you pal, but then, I do know you are used to being inlayed!!!
                    Geez, was that a lame comment or what! Definitely too early in the morning for posting!
                    Jim in Mexico

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                    • #11
                      Play nice guys, no boxing.gif ..........and Jim S don't blame your sister, she's gonna get you for that.
                      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                      • #12
                        fun chuckle!! you guys are nuts!
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