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.






I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments!






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

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

71 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

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

Tom said...

...quite a gathering!

Lea said...

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

Liz Powley said...

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

Saimi said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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.

Small City Scenes said...

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

DIMI said...

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...

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

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

Nancy Chan said...

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

✿ chica said...

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

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

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!

Margaret Adamson said...

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

Christine said...

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!

Sandra said...

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

Gayle said...

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

Nick V. said...

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.

Charlene N.K. said...

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.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

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

Jenn Jilks said...

The sheer numbers of your birds is amazing!

Nick V. said...

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

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Nick Va said...

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

Giga said...

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

David Gascoigne said...

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

carol l mckenna said...

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

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

magnoliasntea said...

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

Mary Hone said...

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

Cloudia said...

<3 U E

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

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

Sondra said...

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

Breathtaking said...

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!:)

krishna said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!!

Jeanie said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I think that's Safety in Numbers.

We have some spectacular weather in Tampa today. Ahhhhh

Mary Cromer said...

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~

William Kendall said...

I've never seen canvasbacks up here.

Angie said...

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

Linda W. said...

Wow, that's a lot of ducks!

Jo said...

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

Phil Slade said...

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.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

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

Lynne said...

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

Joyful said...

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.

RedPat said...

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

happyone said...

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

Our photos said...

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

Anonymous said...

They are BEAUTIFUL!

Cathy Keller said...

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

Missy George said...

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

Ranten said...

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

Shannon W. said...

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

John's Island said...

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

Linda said...

They look so cool in a group like that!

Sussi said...

so many of them!

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful pics.
Happy Weekend. Greetings.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic showing of the Canvasbacks, have a beautiful Sunday.

Lady Fi said...

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

Ela said...

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

Klara S said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

Karen S. said...

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!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantásticas estas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Uppal said...

Wonderful captures of the world of critters!

italiafinlandia said...

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!

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Wild ducks,something rare in my place

Laura. M said...

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

Maggee said...

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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