Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 26, 2013

Wood Duck Calling

This Wood Duck was calling out continually for quite a while at the Ridgefield NWR, May 20, 2013.  This is arguably the most colorful duck we have in this region of the country.  Icing on the cake was that he was out of water, on a moss covered perch, and with a decent backgrou ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 5, 2011

Mallard with water-covered head

I spotted this Mallard doing some rinsing off as it repeatedly dipped its head under water and allowed the water to run off its head in a smooth motion.  This shot was taken just as the head was lifted up out of the water.  Note the smooth sheeting coat the water has left on th ... Continue Reading