Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Ducky Christmas

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope everyone's Christmas wishes come true!!


I am not sure if there will be a Camera Critters this week but I have my Just Ducky post just in case. A little late but you can check out some winged critters at NF Winged


Yesterday 12/23/11 was a mandatory furlough day for me so I decided to take Thursday as an extra vacation day so hubby and I could head to the Delaware shore. Taking advantage of the warm weather we had a great time walking on the beach and of course I was checking out all the birds. One of the stops we made was at the Silver Lake in Rehoboth Delaware.



The Silver Lake is designated at a waterfowl preserve. Silver Lake is home to various ducks, geese and year round freshwater birds. It is a 40 acre freshwater  lake located directly behind the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most common ducks we saw on the Silver Lake was the Canvasback. We had some great closeup looks too.





I believe the ducks coming in for a landing are the American Black Duck



The Canvasbacks have bright white sides, the male has a chestnut red head and a black bill. They pair up in late winter on ocean bays.

To see more beautiful critters please be sure to visit Camera Critters and thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting this fun meme. I also want to thank everyone who stops by to see my post and for the comments. And thanks to the host of NF Winged.

I hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.

38 comments:

  1. A lovely sight you must have had, the Canvasback is remarkable. Merry Christmas to you.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby Eileen! And thank you for bringing joy through your beautiful posts (in both places) all year long!

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  3. both would be new ducks for me, so i'd be thrilled to see them.

    enjoy your holidays, eileen!

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  4. Wonderful ducks to see Eileen.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  5. Great pictures Eileen. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  6. Sleepy little ducks, those canvasbacks, not even perturbed by the black ducks coming in for a landing.
    Thanks, Eileen!
    Wishing you all the best for the Christmas season and the coming year!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. How wonderful!
    Merry Christmas to you Eileen and to your family!

    Warm regards!
    xo
    Regina

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  8. WoW! There's sooo many! =)

    Great shots, Eileen! =)

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  9. Love the ducks! So many, what a sight!
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  10. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas :)
    Myriam

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  11. Happy Chrismas Eileen. Catch you on Camera Critters later.

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  12. Great shots. Love the canvasbacks. It's been so long since we've been to Rehobeth. Maybe a trip is in order.

    Merry Christmas.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  13. Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

    Carolina Mts

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  14. Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!!

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  15. So many ducks all in one place. Great shots.

    Wish you Merry Christmas.

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  16. Wow, lots of ducks!

    Merry Christmas Eileen!

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  17. What a pleasant view!
    Happy holidays and happy new year, Eileen :)

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  18. Love your pictures Eileen. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

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  19. Love your ducky post! Have a wonderful Christmas Eileen!

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  20. Merry Christmas Eileen, to you and your husband. Thank you for 12 months of delightful pictures. My husband and I love to bird watch.
    hugs

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  21. Merry Christmas to you! Your images are beautiful! ~amy

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  22. Merry Christmas, Eileen! May you have a prosperous 2012 too. :)

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  23. Hi There, Here's hoping you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas. We definitely are!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  25. Great shots!
    Wishing you and your family A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

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  26. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!

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  27. oh so many birds, Merry Christmas to you too, Eileen.

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  28. Merry Christmas! The Cnvasbacks are a good find around our parts.Nice photos.

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  29. Hope your day was filled with love and joy!

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  30. What a beautiful place! Great shots.

    Merry Christmas!

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  31. Lovely shots of the ducks! Hope your Christmas was merry!

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  32. The little yellow one is so cute and some of the others look really funny ! You are a very talented bird (photo) catcher !

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  33. lOve your christmas ducks!!

    i hope you had a merry one...and may 2012 be filled with happiness and LOTS of NEW bird sightings!! :)

    i'm always amazed at how good your bird pictures are...they are certainly tough little critters to get to stay still!!

    (have a nice weekend...i'm just now trying to get 'caught up'...aaaahhhh...a little ME time...before dawn!!)

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen