Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Common Goldeneye

It is always fun to have some Goldeneye ducks around.

(c) 2008 ShootingMyUniverse

(c) 2008 ShootingMyUniverse

(c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

15 comments:

Kerri said...

I am not familiar with this duck at all. Definitely a striking duck to look at.
LOVE how you captured him in flight in the last shot. Well done!!

Mary said...

Whew! Lovely! Golden eye so evident.

Thanks, Steve!

Mary (been looking for ducks - no luck)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the way you captured it in flight Steve. Great shot!!

Kallen305 said...

What a lovely bird. I love the one where he is in flight.

Eve said...

They are just beautiful. I just have to make a short drive to Lake Ontario to see these guys!
Thanks Steve!

Steve B said...

The Goldeneyes are diving ducks, here I have both the males and females. They go down for worms, small fish, crabs, crayfish and what-not. They always seem to be having a good time when they enthusiastically dive for their lunch.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh yes! And it's also wonderful to have someone brave the cold and take a picture for us to see. Thanks.

Mary said...

Beautiful shots, especially the last one. Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year!

It's Time to Live... said...

Awsome Images. Keep it up. We have a group of Goldeneyes wintering near my home but I have not made it there with my camera yet. They tend to be flighty and I can't get as close as I would like. These are great shots. Thanks.

John Theberge said...

ll great photos. Happy New Year, here's to another 12 months of great images.

Stacey Huston said...

Happy New year Steve, just wanted to let you know that you won the "name the hawk" contest on my blog.. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Stop by and let me know which one of the photographs you would like.. (if it happens to be one that won't blow up well I will let you know) Thanks again for entering and have a wonderful New Year.

Steve B said...

Hi Stacey,
I'm very pleased. I'll contact you through your blog.

Hi NCMountainWoman, Yes, it was cold here last night, it was 8F after the latest snow. Brrr... I decided not to go out because there was a constant 25MPH wind from the north west. Bone chillin'.

Hi Mary and John, Happy New Year to you and all my visitors. Let's make it a good one!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shots. Ducks are better in the wild. We had them in our suburban back yard for a while and they shat everywhere. Cute but messy.

Have a great 2009.

A New England Life said...

I can't say that I've ever seen a Golden Eye before, but I sure would like too! Are they in fresh or salt water? Definitely more stricking than the everyday Mallard I usually see.

My favorite picture is the first one : )

Sharon

Steve B said...

Hi Colin, thanks for stopping in. Duck certainly do leave their marks.

Sharon, Goldeneyes are found in both fresh and salt water. We get them here in Gloucester. They can be seen, especially during migration, down by Eastern Point.

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