Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Prettiest Ducks in the Pond

We saw a lot of beautiful birds at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala but only one exactly like this!

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I’m not even sure what it is but it was BIG….as big as a goose and we only managed 2 photos. What do you think? Maybe a hybrid?

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And not to be outdone by the city ducks…

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the Hybrid Mallards at our neighborhood pond posed in a bed of white clover.

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Our wildflowers are blooming like crazy but I was still surprised to see the clover in full bloom this early.

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They get the prize for most beautiful setting!

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Have a blessed weekend!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful photos of the goose and the ducks. It is amazing how many species are out there and then there are the hybrids. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Villrose said...

Don't know what it is, but pretty photos!
Happy Easter!

Susie said...

Diane, You should be using your bird shots to make postcards or stationary. So beautiful. I love the lone duck in the clover ...looks like an iris growing there also. Blessings for a wonderful Easter. xoxo, Susie

Sandra said...

they are all really beautiful ducks and ditto the beauty they are swimming in... great photos

laurie said...

what amazing sights you see, everything is lush and alive,, it seems as if our land is just coming back to life!

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely park and Happy Easter!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Great critters today. Happy Easter

Patsy said...

I see the iris are blooming at waters edges.
love the photos
Happy Easter!

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful photos! Have a blessed and happy Easter!

Lea said...

Beautiful birds, and lovely wildflowers!
Happy Easter!

Terri D said...

Your local birds did pose for you in the best spot! Great photos!

gypsyrose said...

You photos are amazing loove love seeing them

Betty Crow said...

I can't make an identification, but he/she did make for nice photos. Nice series. Happy Easter.

It's me said...

Happy easter....love Ria x 💛🐰

happyone said...

Don't know what it could be, but you took a great picture of it.

Vee said...

That is a long, lean duck! A wonderful weekend to you as well...

Victoria said...

Great photos of beautiful ducks and lovely wildflowers.

Red Rose Alley said...

Wanted to come by to wish you a Happy Easter, Diane!

love, ~Sheri

Angie said...

How I would love to be in a bed of clover right now, like your ducks ... it's soft, and to be surrounded by its lovely aroma!

Happy Easter to you!

A Colorful World said...

Big beautiful goose...and mallards! Happy Easter!

Danice G said...

More beautiful photos, including your blog header. What kind of camera do you use?

NanaDiana said...

As always--really great pictures, Diane.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. xo Diana

BeachGypsy said...

Came by to see if you'd posted anything and enjoying the pretty ducks picture! I sure don't know that bird is....maybe a mixture, like you said? Love looking at ducks and birds feathers---the patterns and different textures and how they fade into each other is so interesting. Do you know Debbie at http://itsallaboutpurple-debbie.blogspot.com/ ? She put up a post today about ducks too! I dont know if you know each other or not, but you both love PURPLE, lol. Hope you have a lovely Easter my friend. It's going to be sunny and pretty here, almost 80 degrees. I stayed in the kitchen nearly all of today cooking goodies for tomorrow. By evening, I was ready for a break and a short walk about the city, so out we went, us and two dogs. Do you have something fun planned for tomorrow?

Anni said...

Hi! As you know I'm back from my cruise to Jamaica and wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting I'd Rather B Birdin' in my absence. Have a great day! Hope to see you again, soon.

LOVE the photos this week. The ducks are definitely huge!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) It's big, and looks like a goose, but I have never seen one like it. Beautiful duck captures, and you did take them in a pretty setting with the Iris and clover by the water's edge. Just had a vision of my dog Mel, rolling in that clover! She would love it! Enjoy your Easter Weekend!:)

Jenn Jilks said...

They are a sight for sore eyes! We're so brown, still!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Arlene Grimm said...

Just back from the country and we did not see our geese on the pond this time. Hope you and your hubby have a blessed Easter Weekend.

Tom said...

...beautiful feathered friends, Happy Easter.

Debbie said...

that is some kind of goose i think, but if others say different, go with what they say. we have a lot of hybrids around here!!

i see we were both duck hunting, both with great results!! the mallard capture are gorgeous, i love the background setting!!

happy easter, have a wonderful day!!!

Lois said...

I'm not sure what it is, but I love the photos!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

happy Easter to you--great duck photos--and love the clover photos--
enjoy, di

Cherdecor said...

Love that stretched limo duck. He is a beauty. Happy Easter!

Lorrie said...

That duck has wonderful colouring, but I can't identify it. I just enjoy the photos. Happy Easter, Diane!

Lowcarb team member said...

They are all such lovely photographs.
Hope you had a great Easter ...

Happy April Wishes

All the best Jan

handmade by amalia said...

The pond beauty pageant. Like!
Amalia
xo