A male wood duck on the shore at Mud Lake in Ottawa.
Mother hen mallard duck stands on one leg and quacks loudly.
A mother hen mallard out for a walk with her duckling.
A mallard hen is taking her ducklings out for a swim in the river.
A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.
A wood duck swimming up the river.
More species of ducks arriving on the river.
This is the first I have seen this type of duck in the river. I believe this is a ring-necked duck.
A raft of ducks on a log in the river.
A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.
Here is a male mallard sitting on my dock enjoying the summer sun.
Here is a male wood duck swimming directly at me.
Female wood duck swimming on Mud Lake in Ottawa.
400mm 1/500 f6.3 ISO400
A female wood duck flying low over the River River.
435mm 1/1600 second F8 ISO400
Here is a mallard duck flying over the Rideau River.
600 mm 1/1600 Second f6.3 ISO400
Here is a photograph of a young wood duck chick swimming in the lake. I found a family of wood ducks at Mud Lake yesterday. There was a mother and five ducklings swimming in the lake. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm. The shutter speed was set to 1/500 (IS), the aperture was set at f11 and the ISO was set at 500.
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Two male mallards cleaning themselves as part of their morning routine. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 150 mm. The shutter speed was set 1/640 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and the ISO was set to 1250.
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Here is a pair of wood ducks swimming on the Lake. These colourful ducks are found in the lakes, streams and rivers of the area. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 70-300 mm lens set at 300 mm. The shutter speed was set at 1/800 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set at 640.
The mallards have returned to the area for a couple of weeks now. They are now pairing up for mating and soon we will see little ducklings all over the place.
It's spring and many of the ducks and other birds are returning to the Ottawa area. Here is one of the most colourful ducks, the drake wood duck. He makes his summer home in the lakes, streams and rivers of the area.