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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Tantra’s Ducks‏

April 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

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In the past few days at least four species of ducks have been adding their beauty to Tantra Lake in front of my apartment. Mallards are always here, so we tend to take them for granted. But they are among the most beautiful ducks, and I appreciate them.

A Pair of Mallards After the Recent Snow

A Pair of Mallards After the Recent Snow

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Another duck that looks a little like a male Mallard is this one:

An American Wigeon

An American Wigeon

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One species that I hadn’t seen here before is this one:

A Ring-necked Duck

A Ring-necked Duck

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This morning a duck uncommonly found here appeared on Tantra Lake. This is one of the most colorful ducks and one that I was delighted to see.

A Wood Duck on the Lake

A Wood Duck on the Lake

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The Same Wood Duck on the Lake's Raft

The Same Wood Duck on the Lake's Raft

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Sometimes I go as far as the Everglades, Panama, and New Zealand to see beautiful birds. And sometimes I only have to walk out my front door.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sandy // May 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Great Pictures!

  • 2 Cindy // May 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Your photographs are wonderful, and I love the commentary. My whole family looks forward to seeing what’s new each month in the newsletter. This month’s owl family is stunning. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  • 3 Phil Phillips // May 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I have been reading your findings on diabetes for years now and find them very usefull to me. Your picts of the duck are great. Keep up the good work Dave.—PHIL.

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