Drake Redhead Duck at Sundown
Oct02

Drake Redhead Duck at Sundown

This drake redhead was in a pond near Arizona State University.

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Canvasback Hen on Firey waters
Sep23

Canvasback Hen on Firey waters

I found this canvasback hen in a pond near Arizona State University in January.

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Red Breasted Merganse Hen Stretches Out
Apr10

Red Breasted Merganse Hen Stretches Out

Same hen red breasted merganser stretching out on a piece of ice on Lake Hiawatha.  

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Hooded Merganser Hen
Apr10

Hooded Merganser Hen

This hooded merganser hen is hanging out in the same Blaine pond as the drake. I’m hoping to get a shot of the drake in his courtship...

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Hooded Merganser Drake
Apr10

Hooded Merganser Drake

I found this Hooded Merganser in a Blaine pond.

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Up Nod From a Canvasback Drake
Dec18

Up Nod From a Canvasback Drake

Same canvasback drake giving me the up nod.  

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Canvasback Drake on Blue Water
Dec18

Canvasback Drake on Blue Water

This canvasback drake was one of many migrating thru the Blaine area during the fall....

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Blue Wing Teal Preens
Dec18

Blue Wing Teal Preens

This is a full frame blue wing teal shot with the...

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Drake Redhead Duck Poser
Dec18

Drake Redhead Duck Poser

This redhead duck is more interested in hens than the guy on the ground with a camera!  

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Blue Wing Teal Poser
Nov16

Blue Wing Teal Poser

The blue wing teal is a common puddle duck in Minnesota. This blue wing teal was in Lake Calhoun in downtown...

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Gadwall Drake in Fall Pond
Oct29

Gadwall Drake in Fall Pond

I found this gadwall drake doing some stretching at the Bass Ponds in Bloomington Minnesota on Friday, October 26 2012.

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Northern Shoveler Drake
Oct23

Northern Shoveler Drake

I found this fella in a pond near the Schwan’s Super Rink.

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Red Head Duck Display 2
Oct15

Red Head Duck Display 2

Same redhead duck in a different pose during his courtship display. The head toss is is very fast and you have to be ready for...

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Drake Redhead Duck Displays
Oct15

Drake Redhead Duck Displays

The drake redhead duck throws his head back and spits water to lure the hens toward him.

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Wigeon Hen After the Fall Rain
Sep17

Wigeon Hen After the Fall Rain

I photographed this hen American Wigeon hen in a small lake in Roseville Minnesota. Each fall large numbers of wigeon return to …of all places Roseville.  ...

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Bufflehead Drake on Golden Pond…sort of.
Sep15

Bufflehead Drake on Golden Pond…sort of.

Buffleheads can be seen in the Twin Cities metro area each spring and fall. Look for buffleheads in small ponds that have fish in them. Buffleheads will also be found in small lakes. During winter you may find lazy buffleheads in open areas of the Mississippi...

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Red Breasted Merganser Displays
Sep15

Red Breasted Merganser Displays

Each spring the red breasted mergansers use the lakes of the Twin Cities to refuel and court. This drake red breasted merganser is doing his courtship display for a hen. Numerous drakes will jockey for position to court a single hen....

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Drake Wigeon Calls
Sep15

Drake Wigeon Calls

Drake wigeon calls. The American Wigeon is commonly found puddle duck in the Twin Cities during the spring and fall. In recent years I have personally witnessed large numbers of American Wigeon during the spring and fall with fall offering up the largest numbers of wigeon.

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