Water Birds

These are our photographs of waterbirds. They are organized by type, using vaguely the same configuration as found in Ken Kaufman's Focus Guide (the field guide we always have in our pocket)

Table of Contents
       1.   Ducks
       2.  Geese
       3.  Swans
       4.  Pond birds
       5.  Grebes, etc,

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1.   Ducks

Mallard male, Yorkshire, England. 5/06

Mallard mother and family, Tennessee. 4/05

Mallard male, Rockport, TX. 1/08

American Black Duck, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 8/05

Mottled Ducks, Rockport, RX. 1/08

Pair of Wigeon, Vancouver Island, BC. 11/06

Female Wigeon, Pt. Aransas, TX. 1/08

Gadwall, Austin TX. 12/05

Lesser Scaup, Austin TX. 12/05

Lesser Scaup, Balmorhea State Park, TX. 11/07

Ring-necked Duck pair, San Francisco CA. 12/06

Ring-n ecked Duck San Francisco CA. 12/06

Ring-neck and Mallard for comparison

Canvasback, Corte Madera marsh, CA. 12/06

Redhead male, Lewiston, ID. 5/7

Redhead male, Rockport, TX. 1/08
wood duck
Male Wood Duck, Lewiston, ID. 5/07
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck, Pt. Reyes NS, CA. 12/06

Female Ruddy Duck, Pt. Aransas, TX. 1/08

Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Pt. Aransas, TX. 1/06

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Roport, TX. 1/08
blue-winged teal
Blue-winged Teal, Lewiston, ID.
blue-winged teal
Blue-winged Teal pair, Brazos Bend State Park, TX. 2/08
Eider ducks
Green-winged Teal male, Pt. Aransas, TX. 1/08
Eider ducks
Green-winged teal female, Pt. Aransas, TX. 1/08
Harlequin Ducks
Northern Pintail, Corpus Christi, TX. 1/08
Northern Shoveller male, Rio Grande, Salineño, TX. 2/06
Northern Shoveller female, Corpus Christi, TX. 1/08
Odd duck
Odd duck, S. Harris, Scotland. 6/06
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser, Morro Bay, CA. 12/06
Harlequin Ducks
Pair of Harlequin Ducks, Vancouver Island, BC. 11/06
Harlequin Ducks
Male Harlequin Ducks, Vancouver Island, BC. 11/06
Eider ducks
Eider Duck off Maine coast. 4/06
Eider ducks
Flock of Eider Ducks, Biddeford Pool, ME. 4/06
2.   Geese

Canada Geese, Mississippi River. 4/05

Canada Geese, Snake River, ID. 5/07

Curious young Canada Goose, Victoria, BC. 6/07

Baby Canada Goose babies, Philadelphia, PA. 5/08

Swan-type Goose, Philadelphia, PA. 5/08

Snow Geese, Texas Rte 35. 2/08

Snow Geese, Edwin Forsythe NWR, NJ. 9/05

Greylag Goose family, York (England) city park, 5/06

Greylag Goose, S. Harris (Scotland) 6/06

Magpie Geese, Australia. 10/02

Goosey looking Muscovy Duck, Goose Island, TX. 1/06
3.  Swans

Mute Swan pair, Cape May, NJ. 9/05

Trumpeter Swans in cornfield, Courtenay BC. 11/06

Mature and young Trumpeter, Courtenay, BC. 11/06
4.  Pond Swimmers

Coots, Arkansas. 4/05

Coot, Balmorhea State Park, Texas. 11/07

Dusky Swamphen , Australia. 10/02

Common Moorhen, Brazos Bend State Park, TX. 2/08

Moorhen and Turtle, Brazos Bend State Park, TX. 2/08
5.  Grebes and other Swimmers

Pied-billed Grebe, Bosque del Apache, NM. 4/07

Pied-billed and Western Grebes, Morro Bay, CA. 11/07

Western Grebe, Oregon coast. 9/06

Western Grebe, Bear River Migratory Refuge, UT. 4/07

Pair of Clark's Grebes, Bear River Migratory Refuge, UT. 4/07

Common Loon, Fairbanks, AK 7/07

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