Monday, July 19, 2010

Blue Monday- The Blue Bill.

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While In Florida we saw these Blue billed beauties.
They are Called Ruddy Duck(Oxyura Jamaicensis). The males are the ones with the blue bills. This Ruddy duck loves marshy areas thoughtout our North America region. Each year a pair forms for mating. They love to drive and swim under water. Mostly feeding on seeds and roots of water plants

Notice their tails are long and stiff unlike other ducks.
(click on photo to enlarge)


In the Water, cooling off from the heat of the day

thinking of driving......


there he goes!!

17 comments:

  1. Amazing! I've lived in Florida for decades, and I've never KNOWN about these blue-billed ducks. Thanks for teaching me.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  2. Wonderful photos! I have never seen these blue bills before!

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  3. Fantastic shots. I have never seen them before.

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  4. I, too, have never seen this breed of duck before. They are quite handsome.

    Thanks for the visit, and happy Blue Monday!

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  5. Love the ducks. What a brilliant blue on the duck's bill.

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  6. Thanks for coming to visit... :-)
    My grandson would love these pix.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  7. What lovely birds and pictyures. Happy BM

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  8. Great to see bird pics..... it is lovely when they don't fly away when you get near them.

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  9. how cute! i havent seen one up close yet.. thanks for sharing!

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  10. Some of our ponds around here have lots of ducks in them.I have never seen any like these. Guess they prefer the water area of Florida as to Texas.

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  11. cute and fun blues.
    your birds are fun to look at!

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  12. Thanks for the note on this GREAT BLUE MONDAY Sweetie... I just love ducks,,,and birds of all types in fact!!!
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

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  13. Beautiful ducks :) Usually, the male are more colorful than the female birds, just like the peahen.

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  14. Thank you for visiting my Blue Monday post.

    Your Blue Monday post is so neat - I don't think I have seen those birds before.

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