Moving on over

I've combined my blogs, just look at the last post, over at Alchemy of Clay. Trying to have a life outside blogland. Not sure it's going to work....

Friday, April 4, 2014

A ducky commotion

 Mallard males have been run off by the white duck...
 A woman who was closer to the scene told me that the white duck was mating with one of the grey ducks... and how long did I think they could hold their breath under water?
 He would use his bill to grab her neck every once in a while and pull her nostrils out of the water for a second.
 This went on for several minutes.  And I just took a few pictures, and stared dumbfounded. 
Then finally she was up and able to swim away...toward the Mallards.  But she wasn't exactly of that species either.

And the next day as I walked by, there's that little dark female next to her mate.  They should have some interesting looking ducklings, if he lets her raise them at all.  He seemed a bit aggressive.


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  2. This is very interesting. That's pretty unusual to have cross-species mating I would think. You have caught a great sequence of photos.


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