Photos copyright © 2010-2012, 2013 Kat Avila
Camera: Canon SD780 IS (2010-2012), Canon SX210 IS (2013)
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos: The green-headed male mallard with a dark brown chest is called a drake, and the mostly light-to-medium brown female is called a hen. Mallards are the most commonly found duck in North America (Bellrose, p. 230).
mallards
2010.4.23
mallards
2010.4.23
mallards
2010.4.23
mallards
2011.1.28
mallards
scratching its face
2011.2.4
mallards
blue secondaries
with white borders
2011.2.4
mallards
alert to danger
2011.2.25
mallards
2011.2.25
mallards
2011.3.7
mallards
2011.3.15
mallard
2011.4.18
mallard
The misty morning makes this
photo look like a watercolor.
2011.10.11
mallard
2011.10.11
mallard
hen flapping wings
during preening
2011.10.11
mallard
drake preening
2011.10.11
mallard
drake preening
2011.10.11
mallard
2011.11.23, 10:15 a.m.
flying mallards
2012.4.17
flying mallards
2012.4.18
flying mallards
2012.4.18
flying mallards
keeping an eye on
the photographer
2012.4.17
flying mallards
He was noisily quacking
earlier to warn its mate.
2012.4.17
flying mallards
getting out of the water
to look for its mate
2012.4.17
flying mallards
She was on the
other side of the path.
2012.4.17
flying mallards
2012.4.17
female leucistic mallard
female leucistic mallard
(partial albino)
2013.11.19
female leucistic mallard
female leucistic mallard
(partial albino)
2013.11.19
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura: The hooting of the mourning dove can be mistaken for an owl. The presence of the dove can also be easily detected by the distinctive whistle of its wings as it takes flight.
mourning dove
This dove was unusually tame,
probably looking for a handout.
2010.5.26
mourning dove
2010.5.26
mourning dove
blinking
2010.5.26
mourning dove
"Aren't you going to feed me?"
2010.5.26
mourning dove
dorsal view
2010.5.26
mourning dove
They are camouflaged
very well.
2011.2.23
mourning dove
2011.2.23
mourning dove
There were three!
2011.2.23
mourning dove
Their light gray coloring
& black spots help them
blend into most backgrounds.
2011.3.17
Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata: The length of its promiment bill ranges from 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 inches (Bellrose, p. 293).
northern shoveler
2011.1.27
northern shoveler
2011.1.27
northern shoveler
2011.2.9
northern shoveler
2011.3.11
northern shoveler
2011.11.23
northern shoveler
cinnamon teal in foreground
2011.11.23
Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
osprey
2011.2.9
osprey
2011.2.23
osprey
2011.2.23
osprey pair
2013.9.19
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus: It sounded like a young man was idly whistling, until I saw the source of the sound — a tree full of blackbirds.
red-winged blackbirds
2011.1.28
red-winged blackbirds
2011.1.28
red-winged blackbirds
Only the male (bottom)
has the red-and-yellow
shoulder patch.
2011.1.28
red-winged blackbirds
2011.3.3
red-winged blackbirds
2011.3.3
red-winged blackbirds
"Tweet!"
2011.3.3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
ruby-crowned kinglet
2013.10.29
Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
ruddy duck
2011.11.23