Anyway today I'm reverting back to my gazillions of photos from Louisiana to share some ducks. Although they were very skittish, I was able to a few good shots. I suspect their skittish behavior was due to the many hunters down south. I'm not a hunter, but I have several friends that do. Seems like everyone in the south does. I don't mind as long as it is properly managed. Duck hunters pump a great deal of money into conservation through the purchase of duck stamps. Ducks Unlimited also supports conservation and protection of open space so hopefully the abundance of ducks will remain.
I was fortunate to get a very large variety. My first stop was at the Audubon Zoo as I was told there is often alot of freeloaders and I wasn't disappointed. Beside the resident ducks, there had to be 500 Black bellied whistling ducks, falvous whistling ducks, and many others. Great for ducks!!!!! See below
Black bellied Whistling Duck
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Female Hooded Merganser
Wood Duck (woodies were all over the place) Luv'em!!!
I also visited Laccisine NWR in south central LA. There was a huge abundance of everything present at Laccasine.
Blue winged Teal
Female Blue Winged Teal
Green and Blue Winged Teal
Female Northern Shoveler
I've got some time off this week so hopefully I'll have a post of local birds. I'm sure you don't care where they come from, but I need a fix bad. :) Hope you enjoy!