Quantcast
Jun 192012
 

I believe these to be Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) but if I am wrong I don’t mind being corrected, I do have trouble with female duck ID at times and I appreciate all the help I can get with them.

I photographed this family of ducks at Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area in northern Utah earlier this spring. The duckling in the front seems more adventurous than its siblings. The clouds in the sky were reflected on the water and I found that very appealing.

Mallard and ducklings – Nikon D300, f11, 1/500, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light

Mia McPherson, OntheWingPhotography.com

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and an avian photographer. Mia first become serious about bird photography when she moved to Florida in 2004. Her recent move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing them. With so many birds species there easily accessible it wasn’t long before she was hooked. By learning more about each species, she can anticipate their behaviour and create opportunities to obtain ever better images of those species.


Leave a Comment

  One Response to “Spring Ducklings”

  1. They look like mallards ,although you can’
    t see the diagnostic blue speculum .No matter ,its a lovely picture!

Add Comment Register



 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>



Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. Poll: Should hunting of black bears in Florida be allowed? » [1983 Views]
  2. In Photos: “Drunk” mountain gorilla punches wildlife photographer » [1162 Views]
  3. Inaguan Lyretail: Scientists Unveil New Species of Hummingbird » [1096 Views]
  4. Hilarious Video: Attenborough interrupted by Bird of Paradise » [748 Views]
  5. Poll: Should the illegal trapping of birds in Cyprus be stopped? » [697 Views]
  6. Owl attacks joggers and steals their hats » [660 Views]
  7. Poll: Should Zimbabwe be allowed to export baby elephants? » [618 Views]
  8. Desert Tawny Owl: New Species of Bird Discovered » [598 Views]
  9. Video: Superb Owl Sunday » [580 Views]
  10. Threatened species given lifeline by new bait developed to kill feral cats » [575 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. » POLL: Should the ban on fox hunting be relaxed in the UK? [10682 Views]
  2. Petition: Stop Lion Canned Hunting in South Africa – Shocking Video » [4548 Views]
  3. Komodo and its Dragons » [4128 Views]
  4. POLL: Should bear hunting be banned in the US? » [3782 Views]
  5. POLL: Should lion canned hunting be banned in South Africa? » [3471 Views]
  6. POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in British Columbia be banned? » [2917 Views]
  7. Join the 1st World Giraffe Day and help save these gentle giants » [2801 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of giraffes be banned? » [2652 Views]
  9. POLL: Should the wolf hunting contest in Idaho be stopped? » [2650 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji Cove be stopped? » [2449 Views]