Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Duck family so many;

The pictures below were taken at the river near my house. 
Many ducks were there and having lunch or enjoying their river lives.
what a different shade of color (^^;)
The birds below are called "Little Grebe" ;
I learned that they are not in duck family.  Not like ducks, they dive under the water for a while to eat fish etc 'flesh-eating' bird.  I've missed the perfect shot which one of them had 
a little fish in its mouth.


     *I checked the word "duck"*
OMG, what a varieties of them! This pic-page really surprised me. Until I became blog friends with who features birds, duck only meant white one like from this page. Yes, image of 'Donald Duck' and we call them "ahiru アヒル".  
And for me, other colorful ones were "カモ・鴨;kamo". 
    I've thought these were in the different family p;)  
          Oh, Duck family are so many;



    I'm linking this post to Wild Bird Wednesday and Saturday's critters.  
                      Yes, I'm not posting until this weekend 
                      and concentrate on visiting you from tomorrow (^_^;) 


18 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que lindos!Gosto muito de vê-los! bjs,chica

thisisme said...

Hallo dear Miyako. How lovely that you have that river close to your house, where you can see all the wildlife. Such sweet photos today. I loved the second one, and also the photos of the Little Grebe. Fascinating post, and it was good to see Donald Duck there as well! Hope you are keeping well my friend. Hugs & love from Diane x

Lorraine said...

well, I would call them all "ducks,".... put you are very sweet to love animals so much.

Shelly said...

How interesting, my dear friend! Thank you for including all the very helpful information. We were just watching some little ducks on our pond yesterday and they are so fearless. I should be more like them! Have a wonderful day~

TexWisGirl said...

in addition to the grebes, it looks like you have pintails and eurasian wigeons there! how beautiful and awesome!

Andrea said...

I love it ... Duck and Duck. It's like the crazy English language. We have a lot of words that sound the same and have different meanings. I am guessing that is one of the reasons why English is hard to learn. Your pictures are good and I love th Grebe. They are one of my favorites over here. I enjoyed your post ... thank you!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. I love watching ducks. They are very cute! I've never known Little Grebe. They do kind of look like ducks...in fact, I would think they are ducks without your explanation, haha :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You got some lovely shots from the river and different water fowl. Yes, once we get into the name-game there are many varieties of ducks and others.
Hugs,
Mariette

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You do have a very nice variety of water birds there. I too was really surprised the first time I learned that a grebe was NOT a duck.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, you do see a nice variety of ducks there. I love the pretty Wigeons and the Pintails. And the Little Grebe is pretty. Wonderful photos and post. I see you are going to link up with Saturday's Critters, thank you! Enjoy the rest of your week!

sarah said...

I was surprised after seeing your link page. I learned there are so many kind of waterfowl. I've thought waterfowls are the same family except swans.Thank you sharing.
Have a lovely day!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Very interesting about the Little Grebe. How nice that you have all of this waterfowl close by to view and enjoy ! :)

Magia da Inês said...

♪♬
É muito agradável vê-los tranquilos e livres.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
¸.•°♪♬♫º°。♪

Snap said...

You are so lucky to live close to the river where you can all the water fowl. Loved seeing your feathered friends. Happy Critter Day!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely array of bird photos and creatively presented ~ thanks, ^_^ - Happy Weekend to you .

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Rostrose said...

Dearest Miyako,
I love your photos of the waterbirds (the ducks and the "others" ;o)) It's really a good neighbourhood!
wamr hugs and happy weekend,
Traude
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eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako,, just stopping by to say thank you for linking up to my Saturday's Critter party. Have a happy weekend!

Ann said...

i'd call them all ducks!!
how fun to have these's cuties so close!!
i'm enjoying your photography so much!!
xoxo