Saturday, March 3, 2018

Saturday's Critters # 220

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Update: My power went out due to the wind storm, I am only able to make a few comment using our generator. I will get around to visiting all the links and comments ASAP.  Thanks as always!

Can you believe, it is March? Winter is slowing going away! YAY! 


On our shore getaway we stopped at the Silver Lake in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware to see what kind of ducks were hanging around.

The Canvasback is the largest North American bay duck. They winter on the coast of the USA, near lakes, bays and rivers. 


They have red eyes, a redhead and a black breast, bright white sides, wings and back. The female has a light brown head and neck, a dark brown chest and the sides are a grayish brown.  It also has a dark bill.






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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

71 comments:

  1. Wow - those are amazing photos. That's a new duck for me - would sure love to see some.

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  2. Wonderful photos of the Canvasback Ducks!
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I'm still very new to birding, but I have learnt that those ducks who are always on the pond can be quite fascinating. It is lovely to see so many (and of a kind we don't have here, well, I don't think, I'm still a newbie :D ).

    Oh, and while you are saying yay to winter leaving, I'm mourning the arrival of autumn :( ::lots of pouting:: I love summer and now I have to wait another six months for it to come back. But we still have autumn, and the weather here is lovely at the moment, so I really can't complain...well, I can, 'cause I'm really good at complaining :D

    Loving photos. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting this blog hop :D

    Best wishes,
    Liz

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  4. Wow talk about a duck pond!! They sure are pretty! What a great idea about linking up with other people, it's a wonderful way get to know other bloggers!
    Have a great weekend!!!
    Saimi

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  5. wow, such a beautiful duck. Don´t think I have ever seen an image of it. I had to look it up in wiki. It seem to be related to a duck,Common pochard,I sometimes, rarely, see during migration.

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  6. Very cool looking Duck. Large too
    Hope the weather in your neck of the woods doesn't get too severe for you
    MB

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  7. Hello Eileen!
    The Canvasback ducks are so beautiful!
    Awesome pictures from your walk at the lake!
    Wishing you a lovely March and a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  8. Hello,

    Beautiful photos! The Canavasback is a pretty duck.
    Happy Weekend!

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  9. So nice to see so many ducks in one place and all of the same kind! Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Que turminha linda e bem animada de patos! Gostei de ver! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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  11. That is an impressive gathering of canvasbacks! I have been luck to find a stray one or two. Of course I am always in the wrong place for their migration gatherings!

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  12. WOW! What an amazing lot of ducks. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Happy Saturday, Eileen! I'll be sure glad to see spring this year!
    Wonderful photos of the Canvasback ducks!
    They were certainly out in droves! They have a unique colouring and very pretty!
    Happy Saturday and thanks for hosting!

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  14. i have never seen one, let alone hundreds like this. they are really beautiful ducks. and i can see why they call the lake Silver Lake

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  15. That's quite a crown. Their markings are beautiful. Happy Day.

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  16. They are very handsome ducks, Eileen. Good to hear you are seeing signs of Spring. Our Summer is hanging on just a bit more...
    Thanks for hosting.

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  17. That's a lot of ducks, and they're beautiful flocked together!
    Thanks again for hosting. I had zero post last month, sadly, but I hope to post more this month. This I've linked here in my first for this month.

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  18. WOW! These guys are extremely handsome, Eileen. I think I need to go "duck hunting"...:)JP

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  19. The sheer numbers of your birds is amazing!

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  20. I hope your ducks don't eat my fish, Eileen! :-)

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  21. Hari OM
    That's a lot of males then!!! I learned a new duck today, never having heard of these before. I love to learn &*> YAM xx

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  22. Not that I want to put a cat amongst your ducks, Eileen... But here is one!
    Have a great new week!

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  23. Beautiful ducks and a lot of them. You also described them interestingly. Unfortunately, we are still cold. I wish you nice days and greetings.

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  24. Amazing concentration. I am sure I have never seen so many Canvasbacks together.

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  25. Wow! Beautiful photos and presentation of nature's treasure of feathered friends,

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  26. Look at all of those ducks! I'm happy when I see a dozen together! I hope you are safe today. I'm afraid you are not because no comments are published. You must not have power! Stay safe and warm my friend. You are in my prayers! Hugs, Diane

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  27. Enjoyed your photos of the Canvasback duck. Have a great weekend.

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  28. Those are neat looking ducks, and so many!!!

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  29. This is such a great time of year to see large flocks of water fowl as they migrate back to their summer homes.

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  30. Awesome! Love the Canvasback. Great shots. I am ready for winter to say bye bye this year!

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  31. Hello Eileen, Thank you for your kind get well wishes. I have never heard of the Canvasback duck before. It's a striking tricoloured duck, and these are great captures. Have a fun weekend!:)

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  32. Oh!! a huge flock of bay ducks.. beautiful pictures..

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  33. WoW!! now that's what i call a party!! it is a beautiful duck...what a sight to see in the water!!

    no posted comments yet - you must be out enjoying this beautiful morning!! have a great weekend eileen, and many thanks for hosting!!!

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  34. I've never seen canvasback ducks before! Very beautiful markings!

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  35. I think that's Safety in Numbers.

    We have some spectacular weather in Tampa today. Ahhhhh

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  36. Oh they are absolutely gorgeous in the beauty of the sunlight. I have seen one, or a few before from a distance, but these are just stunning. I hope that you are doing well my friend. Sweet Blessings for your week and thank you~

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  37. I've never seen canvasbacks up here.

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  38. A very attractive duck ... marvelous to see so many of them swimming together! Thanks for hosting!

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  39. Hi Eileen, these ducks are really something special. Thanks for sharing and also for hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo

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  40. Hi Eileen. Those Canvasbacks are so like our European Pochard until you look more closely and see how huge the Canvasbacks are. Have a great week and thanks for the link-up.

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  41. Good morning Eileen,
    Doesn't it feel so wonderful to know that winter is almost over?! Even though we have warnings of a three day snow storm, I feel renewed energy knowing it is already March! I'm even going to start some seeds today for the occasion.

    Thank-you for continuing to do this link party. I know I don't join in very often, but I love knowing it's here if I have something I want to share.

    Have a great rest of your weekend,
    Andrea

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  42. Enjoyed seeing the Canvas Backs . . .
    Looked like a bunch of football helmets out there in the water!
    Great pictures Eileen . . ,

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  43. I love seeing so many birds together in one place. The ducks look lovely. Have a great weekend. It looks like the weather is getting warm and all springlike. At home today the sun is shining brightly and the snow is all gone.

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  44. These are such handsome ducks, Eileen! I hope the storm isn't too bad at your place!

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  45. Wow really cool pictures of the ducks.
    Yes, it is hard to believe it is March already.

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  46. Nice photos ! Hope the bad weather will be over, soon !

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  47. They are BEAUTIFUL!

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  48. Hoping you’re up and running again soon. Thanked care!!

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  49. That's a lot of Canvasbacks..Must have been a convention..Great shots!!Sorry about your power..We were lucky..

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  50. Lovely! This is a new bird for me! Happy weekend!

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  51. My goodness! So many of them. They are so beautiful and peaceful.

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  52. Hi Eileen, The Canvas Backs are some nice looking ducks. Sure enjoyed the photos. Keeping the fingers crossed for you and hoping your power is back on now or soon! Thanks for sharing and hosting! Take good care and have a happy week ahead. John

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  53. They look so cool in a group like that!

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  54. So beautiful pics.
    Happy Weekend. Greetings.

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  55. Fantastic showing of the Canvasbacks, have a beautiful Sunday.

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  56. What fabulous shots! Hope the power has come back on.

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  57. Wow !! Gorgeous photos !!!!
    I hope that you and your family are safe!!
    Happy Sunday !

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  58. What a bunch!
    Thank you for hosting. Have a nice Sunday.

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  59. Lovely photos, Eileen, as always. I hope you're keeping warm!
    Amalia
    xo

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  60. Hello Eileen, so sorry about how your weather turned, but knowing you I just know you'll both make the most out of it. Good luck on it being restored as soon as possible!

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  61. I didn't have any birds this week, just dropped by to thank you for the beautiful pictures as always -- and to say I hope you have your power back and are doing OK in all the horrible weather.

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  62. Wonderful captures of the world of critters!

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  63. Always nice to see your photos.
    Glad Spring is on its way, but this has been a good Winter, on the whole.
    Have a good new week!

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  64. Wow! Wild ducks,something rare in my place

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  65. The lake is beautiful with so much life. Cute photos !!
    Good Thursday Eileen.
    Besos.

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  66. Here I was thinking, at first, Redhead ducks...LOTS of them! Wow! The Canvasback has not been sighted in our area this winter... Sigh. Great sighting and pictures!!

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