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

Share on social media:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail
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

avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
David Sommerville
Guest
David Sommerville
4 years 3 months ago

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

wpDiscuz

Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farms? [4315 Views]
  2. POLL: Should Japan’s “research whaling” program be closed down? [1958 Views]
  3. Gray Squirrels versus Red Squirrels – The Facts [1389 Views]
  4. POLL: Should buzzards be killed to protect pheasants? [1359 Views]
  5. POLL: Should Norway’s plan to cull its wolves be abandoned? [1241 Views]
  6. Rare desert lions of ‘five musketeers’ fame poisoned [1241 Views]
  7. The biologist terrifying the US Forest Service, timber and forest fire-fighting industries [1191 Views]
  8. POLL: Should Japan’s killing of dolphins and whales be stopped? [957 Views]
  9. POLL: Should the badger cull in the UK be extended? [903 Views]
  10. POLL: Should microplastics be banned in cosmetics? [834 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. White Killer Whale Adult Spotted for First Time in Wild [41861 Views]
  2. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farms? [16576 Views]
  3. POLL: Should the annual Canadian seal hunt be banned? [14686 Views]
  4. POLL: Should fur farming be banned in the European Union? [13389 Views]
  5. POLL: Should Congress disband Wildlife “Killing” Services? [11073 Views]
  6. POLL: Should hare coursing be banned in Ireland? [10031 Views]
  7. POLL: Should driven grouse-shooting be banned? [8407 Views]
  8. POLL: Should grouse shooting on highland estates be banned? [8271 Views]
  9. Gray Squirrels versus Red Squirrels – The Facts [8071 Views]
  10. POLL: Should black bears be killed for Royal Guards’ fur caps? [8005 Views]