Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Ducky Start

to the New Year!
American Wigeon

The theme for this week's PicStory is the letter "A". So for this week my photo is an American Wigeon.

The American is a species of dabbling duck found in North America. It is a medium sized bird which is common and widespread. breeding in all but the extreme north of Canada and Alaska and also in Idaho, Colorado, the Dakotas and Minnesota , as well as eastern Washington and Oregon. Key wintering areas here include the Central Valley of California and Washington's Puget Sound. Farther east, the Texas Panhandle and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas also support large numbers of wintering wigeon. Information from Wikipedia.

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25 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

I meant to add to my post that the duck in my header is a male Mandarin.

Carolyn said...

I was going to ask what the header duck was! Thanks. Beautiful colours and great pictures :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

whAt A beAutiful A! thAnks for shAring :)

jabblog said...

What a pretty duck:-)

Icy BC said...

Oh beautiful duck, Judy! You have many different types of ducks in your area to see.

Madi and Mom said...

American Wigeon is very pretty and a great choice for the letter A!
Mandrian continues to just take my breath away each time you share a picture of him.

Hugs C

Sandra said...

so pretty, he looks a tad cold to me. love that header, wow on that one.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

As always...a wonderful, stunning photo. Of course, I love photographing birds and wildlife, so this was a super visit.

Thanks for stopping by.

DJan said...

Both the ducky duck and your header duck are just absolutely beautiful! As usual... :-)

TexWisGirl said...

what a cutie!

fredamans said...

Looks like a duck made for fall with his colors.
Welcome back to 2012's Takes!

Rae said...

A good pick for the letter A. He's a good lucking duck.

Sharon Wagner said...

Things being "just duckie" Hmmm. I wonder how that saying came about?

SweetMarie said...

This duck is a cutie! The duck in your is a very striking and handsome guy!

Irene said...

Unusual bird. Thanks.

caite said...

what a handsome feller...assuming it is a boy.

Pat said...

I love your duck photos! And your header photo is just stunning!

Ebie said...

I love the colors, subtle-ness of the tri-colors!

You took a very nice angled shot!

Happy New Year!

Honeygo Beasley said...

Gorgeous duck at the top of your blog - almost doesn't look real! Love it.

Lindy MacDuff said...

I had not heard of the American Wigeon before, so thank you for the introduction. ;-) The Mandarin in the header image is stunning!

By the way, if you haven't seen it, I updated my post on the 9-sided barn (Drive-By Photos blog) and included a link to you at this blog. I hope you don't mind.

Cher said...

Happy New Year, Judy! Your header photo is stunning!

BlueShell said...

I'm glad to know!
Thank you!

Kiss...and thank you for visiting my blog!

The Japanese Redneck said...

U constantly amaze me with the beautiful ducks!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

a lovely duck!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Lovely shot of the duck and I love your new header.