Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mallard Dispute


It's no secret that I love birds and love photographing them.
The male Marrard is such a beautiful duck. I know that if it is possible to get too many images of one bird,i probably have too many of this species, but I will keep on adding to my collection.


Floating along all peaceful, minding his own business.


That gentle peaceful moment doesn’t last long when another male comes on the scene.


Water is flying everywhere and the chase is on.


I am pretty sure the Mallard is not watching where he is going. Mr Goose, you had better get out of the way.


Two male Mallards scraping it out while the Canada Goose is trying to leave.


This chase lasted for quite a while.I never did see what caused the raucous , but I sure enjoyed the chance to capture these images.

Peace was not uppermost on their minds but it should be in ours.
Why would I want to trade the peace of God with a few cheap magnets of putting someone in their place?


21 comments:

  1. These are magnificent images, Ruth. What a thrill this was for you to view in person!

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  2. Great photos of the Mallards fighting. I love Mallards, too. Such lovely colors they have.

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  3. Great shots of the fight! Usually, they are over a female.

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  4. Wonderful images of a duck scrap! Poor goose for getting in the way.

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  5. Awesome Ruth. You got some great photos of nature in action!

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  6. 2 I am sitting here with a big smile oh my face because watching those Mallards Chase each other is hilarious to me. These are absolutely fantastic photos of them. And I'm betting that in your thousands of other Mallard pictures you don't have any that are exactly like this. I just love the one where he's lifting up out of the water made me smile

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  7. Before leaving the island, I noticed that the male mallards that visit our yard always chasing and quacking at each other. Very aggressive behavior. Great pictures, as always.💖

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  8. Mallards sure a pretty ducks and you've captured some great action shots of them!!

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  9. I do not get the last line with the word magnets in it. Great shots of the dispute! Must have the same female in mind! LOL

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  10. Fantastic action shots and I guess the males were in competition for some sweet young "thing" and one was envading the others territory..Love the goose trying to escape the tussel.
    Sue

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  11. Interesting.... Reminds me of watching the 2 male Bluebirds going after each other ---trying to win the love of ONE female (watching above).... One of them won the battle and he and his lady lived ever after!!!!!!! Maybe the Malards were doing the same thing--sorta!!!!! Ya think????

    That Canada Goose was probably telling them to go away and leave each other alone..... ha

    Cute post.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Great photos of the mallards. Love those in flight.

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  13. This is a fascinating -- and beautiful -- photo sequence. I don't think it's possible to have too many pictures of a favorite subject.

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  14. You sure got some great captures....I do wonder what it was all about. The Canada goose was about to end up in the midst of it all.

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  15. How fortunate to be there at just the right time, in order to capture these delightful pictures.

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  16. Wow! Such amazing photographs!! ARen't they fun to watch? I never tire of watching the bird life here. You have a marvelous camera to be able to capture such excellent action photos! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!

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  17. I think the Mallards are beautiful, too. Probably fighting for territory or love. I know you must have been excited to get these action shots of them!

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  18. serious stuff ruth, i can't help but wonder what the dispute was about?? beautiful captures, i am a mallard lover too!!!

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  19. i love ducks ... they are so funny to watch. makes me wanna say ... can't we all be friends. i know we might not always agree ...but we can be nice. right??! great shots. ( ;

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  20. Such great captures. They can be so terrifyingly vicious to one another, too. Hope there's peace in your life and that you have a beautiful day, Ruth. Diane

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