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Log Sharing

A mallard duck shares a log with two young turtles at Mud Lake.

Log Sharing

Log Sharing

Male Wood Duck

A male wood duck on the shore at Mud Lake in Ottawa.

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck

Quack! Quack!

Mother hen mallard duck stands on one leg and quacks loudly.

Quack! Quack!

Quack! Quack!

Out for a Walk

A mother hen mallard out for a walk with her duckling.

Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

A mallard hen is taking her ducklings out for a swim in the river.

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

Mallard Hen and Ducklings

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Wood Duck Swimming

A wood duck swimming up the river.

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More Species of Ducks

More species of ducks arriving on the river.

Bufflehead Ducks

Bufflehead Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Ring-necked Duck

This is the first I have seen this type of duck in the river. I believe this is a ring-necked duck.

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Ducks of a Log

A raft of ducks on a log in the river.

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Mother and Duckling

A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.

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Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Here is a male mallard sitting on my dock enjoying the summer sun.

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Enjoying the Summer Sun!

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Male Wood Duck Swimming

Female Wood Duck Swimming

Female wood duck swimming on Mud Lake in Ottawa.

400mm 1/500 f6.3 ISO400

Female Wood Duck Swimming

Female Wood Duck Swimming

Wood Duck Flying

A female wood duck flying low over the River River.

435mm 1/1600 second F8 ISO400

Wood Duck Flying

Wood Duck Flying

Mallard Duck in Flight

Here is a mallard duck flying over the Rideau River.

600 mm 1/1600 Second f6.3 ISO400

Mallard Duck in Flight

Mallard Duck in Flight

Baby Wood Duck

Here is a photograph of a young wood duck chick swimming in the lake. I found a family of wood ducks at Mud Lake yesterday.  There was a mother and five ducklings swimming in the lake.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm. The shutter speed was set to 1/500 (IS), the aperture was set at f11 and the ISO was set at 500.

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Baby Wood Duck

Baby Wood Duck

Cleaning Time!

Two male mallards cleaning themselves as part of their morning routine.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 150 mm.  The shutter speed was set 1/640 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and the ISO was set to 1250. 

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Mallard Cleaning Time

Mallard Cleaning Time

Pair of Wood Ducks

Here is a pair of wood ducks swimming on the Lake.  These colourful ducks are found in the lakes, streams and rivers of the area.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 70-300 mm lens set at 300 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/800 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set at 640.

Pair of Wood Ducks

Pair of Wood Ducks

Mallards

The mallards have returned to the area for a couple of weeks now.  They are now pairing up for mating and soon we will see little ducklings all over the place.

Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard

Hen Mallard

Hen Mallard