Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Redheads

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this weeks wild bird I am sharing two ducks, both with redheads. ..The Redhead duck actually named Redhead and the Canvasback duck.


My mosaic above shows the Redhead duck on the left (far left) and the Canvasback duck on the right..


The Redhead ducks above are a diving duck, they have the red head, black breast, grayish sides, a bluish bill with a black tip and has yellow eyes..The Redhead photo above was taken at Loch Raven Resevoir in Baltimore County, Maryland.


A closer look at the Canvasback with their redheads, red eyes, bright white sides and a black breast. The Canvasback ducks photos were taken a few weeks ago at Cambridge Maryland..


A variety of ducks includes the Canvasback, American Wigeon and Scaup.

I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes

Thanks to all of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

84 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is great...such wonderful, sunny and bright day with awesome clarity Eileen.

✿ chica said...

Bela ligação fizeste. São lindos os dois tipos dles! bjs, lindo dia! chica

Sue said...

Red eyes....are kinda creepy. But beautiful ducks. You got some nice photos, Eileen.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Sue! I had to go back and look at the red eyes..They do look a little creepy..have a happy day!

Revrunner said...

Looks like a duck convention!

Margaret Adamson said...

A beautiful selection of duck, well photographed.

Giga said...

It is a pleasure to see so many ducks. Regards.

Breathtaking said...

A lovely grouping of red headed ducks. Beautifully photographed Eileen.:)

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures!!
Such beautiful ducks!Like the red eyes!Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Enjoyed the photos. Neat captures. Have a good day! John

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm beginning to really look forward to the return of the ducks but everything here is frozen so I think they'll be staying in your neck of the woods for a while yet.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like the Redheads, they look like copper :)
Beautiful pictures Eileen!
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

There is such variety in duck species! I love the colours. I miss ducks!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I just can't keep 'em straight. I'll just call them...ducks.

DeniseinVA said...

Another great series Eileen. Those ducks are really neat looking. Thanks for sharing them. Happy day to you :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

those redheads are pretty cool looking ducks!! those eyes though...WOW!! (sure they're not devil-ducks??)
great shots!!

Michelle said...

I like those redheads!

David Gascoigne said...

There is something inherently wonderful about a congregation of ducks!

Carver said...

They are fine looking ducks!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shots! Such striking birds with their red heads.

TexWisGirl said...

i'd love to see either of these in person, but especially the redhead. my favorite carved wooden duck is a redhead.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They sure are handsome! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs, Diane

September Violets said...

The canvas backs are such a striking bird! Love the close ups. Wendy

Irma said...

How wonderful to see so many ducks together.
Perfect photographed, Eileen.

Mary Hone said...

They are great looking, love the colors.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I always learn something new Eileen, when I visit your blog!! Have never seen red head ducks or the canvasback ducks with red eyes!!! Now those are very strange to look at with those red eyes!! That last shot is great with all different kind of ducks!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

There are so many varieties of ducks...it's amazing! The Red Heads and Canvasbacks are both pretty. Great shots, Eileen.

Debbie said...

WoW...those redheads really stand out!! great captures eileen!!!!

Linda Kay said...

Always amazed at God's creation of such different colors that are repeated from generation to generation. The ducks are lovely.

Leora said...

Ducks look happy. They indeed have beautiful heads. Take care, Eileen!

Linda W. said...

Those canvasbacks are interesting looking ducks. Nice photos!

fredamans said...

Lovely ducks with creepy red eyes.

Nette Cecilia said...

Nice ducks ,Nette

Andrea Priebe said...

Very informative, Eileen. These ducks don't come here often ... they pass through during migration and if I am in the right place at the right time, I might see one or two of them. Didn't realize there were two ducks with red heads ... now that I know, I will be looking to see which ones are visiting if only for a brief moment. Very nice post Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Frank said...

A very fine collection of Ducks.

Karen said...

What a lot of great looking ducks!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely collection of waterfowl, Eileen!
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Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the Redheads, they are special.

Carletta said...

I noticed those bright red eyes.
Wonderful captures Eileen!
Have a great week!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

theflutteringleaf said...

Great post and pics Eileen.

Rebecca said...

Great post. Love the redhead - red eyes. :) Thanks for sharing. Wonderful shots...

Pat said...

Love these shots of the natural redheads.

Chris Rohrer said...

These are gorgeous shots Eileen of the Canvasback and Redhead. Looks like an awesome place to bird!

George said...

I very much enjoyed your wonderful photos of these redheads.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, If I did not like the Buffleheads as much as I do, Cans would be next in line for the title of favorite. Gorgeous! Great shots of both the Red-heads and the Canvasbacks. Beautiful! Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I didn't know they had red eyes.. Cool like a grebe.. Great photos Eileen... Stay warm... Michelle

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Brian King said...

They are gorgeous ducks!

Laura said...

beautiful redheads Eileen!

Missy George said...

It's always a treat to see your bird pics..Love the redheads...

Happyone said...

That's a lot of ducks. Love the red headed ones.

Felicia said...

they are both pretty ducks and the red eyes are so neat.

Stephanie said...

A great series.

Cloudia said...

Always makes me feel fine to visit here!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Lea said...

Lovely photos!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Those redhead ducks really stand out! As I write this I can hear an owl hooting outside my window--wish I could get a photo of him for critters Saturdaybut it is too dark.

pattisjarrett said...

Great duck ID info, thanks.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So nice to see the different kinds of ducks - they are all very beautiful.

Lynne said...

One more GREAT!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Fantastic photos of the ducks. Especially your third photo is gorgeous.
Best regards, Synnöve

Ailime said...

Good morning Eileen, I didn't know the ducks Red! Beautiful! Magnificent photos! I also wish a great week very productive;))! Hugs. Ailime

samiya selim said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that red colour, I love seeing Wigeons too, great images of such beautiful birds :-)

Jo said...

What quaint and appropriate names for the Redhead Duck and Canvasback Duck. Lovely post. Eileen I've already posted my Critters Party dated Saturday, 21st Feb. I wont be near my computer, so please could you link up to your post for me? Thanks. Greetings, Jo

Marie said...

They are like copper gems floating in the water! Nice photos, Eileen!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Lovely and various ducks.
There are plenty. Wonderful pictures.
I watch them and to admire.
Greetings.

Gattina said...

What a cute bunch of ducks !

Mama Zen said...

Pretty ducks!

Helma said...

Very nice this table ducks. The red head is a beautiful color:-)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend!!!.. Redheads are so beautiful in all the countries.. great shots.. Cheers..

Ida said...

I like these ducks.

Barb said...

I like the Canvasbacks with their red eyes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are both beautiful ducks and your ID info was great. Lots of them too! Wow, I never see that many ducks at one time.

Lois said...

I never knew there were so many kinds of ducks. Wonderful shots!

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos of these lovely ducks. Happy day to you Eileen.

Derek said...

Your posts are always so interesting and so delightfully illustrated - none moreso than this one.

Have a nice day.

Stewart M said...

Nice ducks! The RH and CB both look lot like a duck I used to see in the UK called a Pochard.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wonderful photographs of ducks with your explanation♪ I was impressed by the different colors of their eyes as well, my friend. Red, yellow and black; yesterday I spotted many ducks in the muddy rice paddy and pics are for next weeks link.
Not for sure about the identification, haha.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Bethany Carson said...

I don't think I've ever seen a redhead duck around here, but for some reason I think I'd like them...lovely shots!

Shey Wicklund said...

What a great collection. They're all fun to watch.

Adam Jones said...

They do look like our Pochards here in the UK. Good looking ducks.

Ela said...

I love these beautiful creatures an the water ! Greetings !

Kathie Brown said...

Wonderful Redheads and Canvasback shots! I have not seen either of these species this year!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha, this is why RED Heads ROCK!!!

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