January 7, 2015

A Creek Overflowing with Ducks

creek and cabin
Along Church Street, Woodstock, Virginia

Temperatures were below freezing today but when I saw this creek, I just had to get out of the car and take some pictures. I've never seen so many ducks crowded together, and this was in a town!

These are mallard ducks and they were in the creek on both sides of the bridge. They were floating and flying and landing and quacking!  While I was standing on the side of the road taking pictures, a pickup truck stopped and the driver got out and snapped a couple of photos with his cell phone. He said his wife wanted some pictures; I could see her waiting in the truck.









17 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos that nice to see so many ducks together, a very nice place!

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  2. Some great wildlife shots. I love that sign!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Wow, that is a lot of Mallards. I am glad they found a spot with open water.. Cool photos! Have a great day!

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  4. That is a lot of ducks - common as they are, I still like them!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. The open water is the draw. Very nice captures

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  6. That is a lot of ducks in one place. I imagine they were all looking for some open water and this was so convenient that they decided to brave the humans.

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  7. That's one crowded pond! Love your first shot with the old, weathered building.

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  8. These are lovely shots! Love the snow.

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  9. Wonderful! I haven't managed to go see the ducks for months. I miss them.

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  10. What a gorgeous location and super shots!

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  11. Good grief, that is a lot of ducks! Lovely peaceful setting.

    Thank you for your much appreciated comment on VDP today.

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  12. How cool! You were really in the right place at the right time. Wonderful photos!

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  13. Lots of ducks there for sure. Nice shots.

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  14. Such a lovely place! And a lot of ducks indeed!

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  15. Ducks! We're big fans of ducks here, how amazing to see so many together. Seems like from the comments above, they may have been looking for open water in such a wintery, frozen landscape. Thanks for linking up with us at Reconnect With Nature, great to have you on board. xx

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