Category Archives: Ducks

Northern Pintail Drake

Northern Pintail Duck

Northern Pintail Duck

Northern Pintail Drake

The picture of this Northern Pintail Drake was taken the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Northern Pintail Drake was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Northern Pintail Drake, click on the arrow below.

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck Male

Long-tailed Duck Male

Long-tailed Duck

The picture of this Male Long-tailed Duck was taken at Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, New York near the Coast Guard Station. The picture of this Long-tailed Duck was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the call of the Long-tailed Duck, click on the arrow below.

Female Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser Female

Hooded Merganser Female

Female Hooded Merganser

The picture of this Female Hooded Merganser was taken in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Female Hooded Merganser was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Hooded Merganser, click on the arrow below.

Northern Pintail Duck in Water

Northern Pintail Duck Male

Northern Pintail Duck Male

Northern Pintail Duck in Water

The picture of this Northern Pintail Duck in water with reflections of the fall foliage was taken in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Northern Pintail Duck in Water was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Northern Pintail Duck, click on the arrow below.

Wood Duck Male and Female

Wood Duck Male and Female

Wood Duck Male and Female

Wood Duck Male and Female

The picture of the Wood Duck Male and Female in the snow was taken in the Bronx, New York. The picture of the Wood Duck Male and Female was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the Wood Duck, click on the arrow below.

Wood Duck Male

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck

The picture of this male Wood Duck on ice was photographed at the Green-wood Cemetery near Sylvan Waters in Brooklyn, New York. The picture of this male Wood Duck was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender

To hear the song of the Wood Duck, click on the arrow below.

American Black Duck

American Black Duck on Snow

American Black Duck on Snow

American Black Duck

American Black Ducks look like female Mallards except with an olive-yellow bill. Look for American Black Ducks in both fresh and saltwater in eastern North America. This American Black Duck was photographed at Stuyvesant Cove which is a small park area on the East River in lower Manhattan.

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck Adult Non-breeding Male

The photograph of this adult non-breeding Long-tailed Duck was taken at the Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach in Nassau County, New York. I used the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens to photograph this beautiful Long-tailed Duck. The Long-tailed Duck is one of the deepest diving ducks, and can dive as deep as 60 meters (200 feet) to forage.

Common Merganser

Common Merganser

Common Merganser

Male Common Merganser

Common Mergansers are sometimes called sawbills, fish ducks, or goosanders. The word “merganser” comes from the Latin and roughly translates to “plunging goose”—a good name for this very large and often submerged duck.

Northern Pintail

Male and female Northern Pintail Duck

Male and female Northern Pintail Duck

Northern Pintail Couple

Slim and long-necked, the Northern Pintail has a distinctive silhouette. The male is easy to identify by his striking markings and long tail, but even the female can be recognized by her graceful, long-necked shape. The pintail gets its name from its pointed tail feathers.

Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Adult white morph Snow Geese are completely white except for gray primary-coverts and black primaries. Snow Geese occasionally have rusty-orange staining on head and upper neck as a result of digging or grubbing in sediment or mud containing iron oxides. Snow Geese are probably the noisiest of all waterfowl. Vocalizations are considered calls, not songs.

American Black Duck in Flight

American Black Duck Coming in for a Landing

American Black Duck in flight

American Black Duck in flight

The American Black Duck has suffered somewhat from the introduction of captive-raised Mallards into its breeding range. The species hybridize (interbreed), and the Mallard may take over some breeding spots from the black duck. The picture of this American Black Duck coming in for a landing was taken at Big Johns Pond in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York.