Monday, February 21, 2011

Mallard Fight Club

Where: North Chagrin Nature Center / Cascade Park, Elyria, Ohio
When: January 27th 2011

In the morning, we took a visit to the snowy, cold, and blustery North Chagrin nature center. My fingers came close to falling off from frostbite. . . but I did manage a few shots.

Red-bellied Woodpecker:

Jump! goes the Nuthatch:

Annd. . . isn't ironic where these spots are, considering the chickadee belongs to the Tit family of birds? (wink wink, nudge nudge)


Goin' clubbin' with the Mallards. . . .sounds fun, right? Haha, this was one of my most favourite shoots in a while. . . it was cold but I got some wonderful shots! This visit was interesting... I witnessed many fights and matings. The half-frozen pond at Cascade Park is a great place to sit and observe the Mallards up close.

I have a big thing for water splashes in photos. This bathing Mallard supplied lots of them:

And I found this while editing photos: the water splash on the left looks like an icicle!

Then came the fights concerning drakes and females...
This pair might want to check into couples counseling...

"Are you suggesting I have problems?"

. . . .Um, apparently not?
Though she still looks uncomfortable. . .


Exciting, no? :-)
Until next time,
** Peace always,
Kristina **

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Weedpicker Cheryl said...

Really awesome photos! Enjoyed your blog very much!

Kristina said...

Thank you ever so much! I appreciate you taking the time to explore my blog and even more so that you left a comment.

I hope you'll visit again soon, as I plan on uploading a new post today!

Thanks again,

Dave said...

Keep it up Kristina!
Gotta watch those Mallards...a rowdy bunch they are!