Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Hybrid Duck

While we were out birding yesterday we found this odd looking duck amongst a large migrating flock. It's reddish bill is what caught my attention first. It had a big white area on its side.  It is obviously a hybrid but we can't decide just what mix it is.  I had to paint a portrait of it so I could rememeber what it looked like. Happy Animal Wednesday to you all. I hope you see some interesting sights this spring.
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21 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Its fun to see the different ducks at the duck pond by us. Good job on recording this. I was outside working in the yard. Came in for a mini break.. Had to see who was up to what. :))

Debbie Clandening said...

I love your little duck.I've been staying with my mom who lives on an inlet full on little ducks and geese. I love the quacking and honking.
Thank-you for your help with animal wed

Mim said...

I have a picture somewhere of a red billed duck and will dig it out.

Julie said...

HeLlO little duckie! You are soooo cute!!!

Teri C said...

Those hybrids always throw me for a loop when I try to ID them. Nice sketch.

Julie said...

the only duck that comes close in my Birds of North America book, is a Common Merganser...google it and see if it looks like your duck!!!

steviewren said...

I can just see you out there, painting in the open air like Monet. I love to be there too!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa...I love ducks, they always look so odd.
It is good to keep a record, we soon forget (at least I do).

ArtistUnplugged said...

Hey, great duck, they are so fun to watch. I liked the daffodils posted Tuesday too. Hope you are doing really well, miss checking in more regular with all. Have a great weekend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Julie, you might be right as to half of the parentage of this duck. We too thought about Common merganzer.

studio lolo said...

I love it when two different ducks mess around and end up with a beauty like this ;)

Our local pond (which became more than a lake in the flooding) has a lone swan on it. It makes me sad to wonder what happened to his/her mate.

ArtPropelled said...

A dapper little duck!

Katiejane said...

I am so behind in blog-reading and commenting! This is one strange-looking duck! Have you found it in your bird book? I used to do that, too; see a bird, then run home and look it up. I identified a "shrike" once that flew over our pond. That's a weird bird.
Your little vase of daffodils are very cute, as is your Easter Bunny.

SandyCarlson said...

I love your dude. Thank you.

soulbrush said...

he's certainly got character, haw to you too friend.

Quiet Paths said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen a red-billed duck before. That must have been very neat to see.

yoon see said...

Test!

yoon see said...

I come back to comment again. He..He..
The Hybird Duck is lucky to be back with confidence.
Steady and beautiful attracting audiences. i am so glad you painted her.
She is a lovely creature. Lovely and spendid mood I have seeing a cutie, Thanks Lisa:)

yoon see said...

Too bad, I missed the real scene....

marianne said...

This is better than a camera! ;)
We have ducks like that around here too but I have no idea what they are called.....

SandyCarlson said...

I like him an awful lot. He has a modest look about him despite the red beak!