[wisb] Black Duck, White Duck
- From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan2@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: wisbirdn <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:45:44 -0800 (PST)
I have a new camera. Nothing fancy...just a little point and shoot camera with a 14x optical zoom. Something I can throw in my pocket and have with me when I'm BIGBYing. Beats taking photos with my multiple-year-old cell phone. Anyway, earlier this afternoon I was practicing with my camera by trying to take photos of some American Black Ducks behind the Milwaukee Art Museum. Here's one photo: http://bit.ly/gPrn26. Definitely not magazine cover material, but I like it. So, I take the above photo and decide to head home for a late lunch. Right before I enter Veterans Park I see three Mallards sleeping on an ice floe in the harbor, along with a "lump of ice". As I get closer I realize the "lump of ice" is a fourth duck. As I get even closer, the ducks stand up on the ice floe. The duck is the size and shape of a Mallard. But it's pure white, except for the bill and eyes. And it quacked like a Mallard, leading me to believe it's a white female Mallard. Never seen one in the "wild" before. Cute bird: http://bit.ly/hJP0Ia Bernie Sloan Milwaukee #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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