Good Fishing

January 31, 2024 - Merganser ducks are very skilled divers. They dive underwater to search for food which consists primarily of fish and aq...
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Nomadic Nature

January 29, 2024 - Female Hooded Merganser Ducks are noted for their striking appearance with a distinctive elegant hood on their heads. M...
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Seeking Refuge

January 26, 2024 - As the temperatures went downhill faster than a downhill racer on an icy slope, the skim ice quickly spread and thickene...
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Slippin' & Slidin'

January 25, 2024 - Right in the middle of January the temperatures dropped quickly and radically which combined with gusty winds resulted i...
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Frozen

January 24, 2024 - In contrast to the background of the frozen expanse, the swans and the geese appear almost ethereal with their plumage c...
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Pen and Cob

January 22, 2024 - During the migratory period when all the ducks show up, the swans seem to accept the temporary intrusion on "their" lake...
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Pen & Cob Juveniles

January 19, 2024 - Swans really are captivating. When they first hatch they are not the pristine white color we normally associate with the...
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The Hen

January 17, 2024 - In comparison to the easily recognizable "green headed" male mallard, the female has a more mottled brown appearance. Sh...
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Aix Sponsa

January 15, 2024 - Wood Ducks are known for their vibrant plumage and somewhat unique behavior. One of the most striking features of the wo...
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Dipping

January 12, 2024 - The ducks' migration has begun in earnest. It is a well-orchestrated feat ingrained in the ducks' instincts. Michigan i...
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Refelections

January 10, 2024 - As you stroll along the winding paths within Cranbrook Gardens you gain a sense of peace and tranquility. In the springt...
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Mergus Merganser

January 08, 2024 - The adult female common merganser is recognizable by her chestnut head which are clearly demarcated from her gray feathe...
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Ring-Necked

January 05, 2024 - If you are like me, I want to call this duck "Ring Billed" because of the obvious white ring on its bill. Fooled me too!...
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Juvenile Cob

January 03, 2024 - In case you could not find the difference between the male and female mute swans in yesterday's post, here is a prominen...
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Drying Off

January 01, 2024 - Mallards really are fascinating ducks. The male mallard seen here is called a drake. The males have more vibrant colors...
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