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Anseriformes At Sweetwater Wetlands   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I spent an afternoon with my friend Tom at the Sweetwater Wetlands, photographing
waterfowl.
We were hoping to see some dragonflies, but it’s still too early with overnight temperatures near
freezing here in the desert.

— kenne

The Images include Mallards, American Coots, and American Wigeons — Images by kenne

 

Duckweed Days At Sweetwater Wetlands   3 comments

Mallard Ducks on Emerald-green Duckweed Pond (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

Duckweed, an emerald-green hydroponic plant, has covered most ponds at the wetlands this summer. 
The plant, which grows on the water surface without soil, makes irregular warm-season appearances at
Sweetwater, which doubles as a wastewater treatment facility and lush wildlife habitat.

Duckweed is harmless and disappears naturally in the fall. It removes nitrates from the reclaimed water,
and it’s good for the ducks. It’s a plant that ducks eat, providing a lot of protein.

— kenne

 

Two Visitors Waddle By   Leave a comment

Two Visitors Waddle By (04-15-15) — Image by kenne

A Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist is teaching kids as two mallard ducks waddle by.
Nothing like being outdoors in nature’s classroom.

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

 
— Ogden Nash

Mallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Mallard Ducks-2-blogMallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

When the wash is dry
We find this pair in our pool —
Tell then we don’t share.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Mallard Ducks   4 comments

Christmas 2012

Male (Drake) Mallard Duck Near The River Shore

Christmas 2012

The Drake Preening Himself.

Christmas 2012

The Female Mallard Is Not Following, But Is In Hot Pursuit. — Images By kenne

Capturing The Moment — May I Have This Dance? Quack! Quack!   4 comments

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Mallard Ducks On The Colorado River — Images by kenne

Behold the duck 

It does not cluck. 

A cluck it lacks. 

It quacks. 

It is specially fond. 

Of a puddle or pond.

When it dines or sups,

It bottoms ups.

The Duck — Ogden Nash

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