Manky Merganser?

24 Apr

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I walked out on my deck this afternoon, enjoying the sunshine and the cool air being stirred up by the creek. There was a pair of ducks in our creek. While that isn’t unusual, they were (oh boy, I’m going to say it) odd ducks.

Just look at them.

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One is a Merganser and one is … Well, I’d have to say there is some Merganser in there along with some Mallard, I guess and probably some plain old white domestic duck.

Ah well, Spring is for lovers and I’m not one to judge!

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7 Responses to “Manky Merganser?”

  1. jodyss 24 April, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    There’s some duck for every duck!

  2. KGMom 25 April, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Ha ha–some duck in every duck indeed.
    I am still puzzling over “manky”–new term to me.

    • lizalee 2 May, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

      On the blog, 10,000 Birds, Charlie has posted pictures of lots of “manky” mallards . . . they are a bit promiscuous and will breed with all sorts of other ducks it seems. Here’s a link . . .

  3. christine 28 April, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    looks like male and female merganser

    • lizalee 2 May, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

      Sheesh! You’re right, Christine. Now I feel like a doofus. I’ve only seem female mergansers, it seems. I’ve never seen a male before. Doi! It looked like such a conglomeration that I didn’t even look it up. Sigh.

      • christine 4 May, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

        love spring luv.

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