Stars without Make-up!

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Bits-n-Pieces on August 9, 2010

Mr. Wood Duck caught relaxing in his backyard, without his toupee or make-up!

Laurel211 on August 10, 2010

:)...and he looks quite ordinary.

kamalyn on August 10, 2010

LOL, he sure does. But I guess he needs a break from being the handsomest duck on the planet for 8 or 9 months of the year! Pretty hard to believe this is they looked like this not too long ago. Thanks Laurel!

Marbiz on August 10, 2010

Those reflections of the heads make the ducks look so funny.

Norrel on August 11, 2010

LOL! You never see pictures of them without their make-up.

kamalyn on August 11, 2010

Thanks M! Its also funny how this photo almost looks like a painting printed in an old magazine or something. It was a really hazy day, and with the drought we've been having, the pond is pretty low and covered with algae. The ducks almost blended right in!

LOL Norrel - and now you can see why! Sort of like 'The Man Behind the Curtain' in the Wizard of Oz! In years past, I've always assumed male ducks just went somewhere else in late summer since I never noticed any. It was only after reading about them this winter that I realized that most molt and look like the females in the late summer before developing new breeding plumage in the autumn. The strange thing is that the ducks seem to KNOW that they are incognito! Wood ducks are notoriously shy, and usually fly at the sight of any human. This pair was right near the main entry to the trail system, completely unconcerned with the people nearby. And I doubt anyone but me realized they weren't mallards. But those crazy orange eyes gave him away!

Norrel on August 11, 2010

I too looked at the eyes to check if they really are wood ducks. They aren't able to change their contact lenses.

Norrel on August 13, 2010

I hate to say it, but they could be crows...

whoelius on August 13, 2010


Bits-n-Pieces on August 14, 2010

hmmm, or.....they might be giants!

I think maybe whoelius is closer than Norrel in his guess! Especially since Penguin sure wears a lot of make-up when he's out and about!

Itallica on August 23, 2010


plain ducks

If they were flying they might be plane ducks.

kamalyn on August 23, 2010

lolol, well, since they are Wood ducks, I don't think they want a plane anywhere near them!

Thanks Tery!

ernest czudor on September 11, 2010



Bits-n-Pieces on September 12, 2010

Thanks ernest. I see you are ernestly aiming for votes in the 'click my button' contest this month.

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  • Uploaded on August 9, 2010
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
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