Muse of the Month March: Ducking & Diving

28th February 2015
Whilst the winter swans were the focus for my visits to the Wetland centres often it was the sparring and romancing performance of the ducks that became the show stoppers.I've added a portfolio of Ducking & Diving Ducks for Muse of the Month for March if you have time to have a look through at more pictures.

I wish I could include the whimsical whistle of the Goldeneye Drakes whose tuneful equivalent of a wolf whistle, is supposed to catch the attention of the a pretty little female. The courtship show dance is frequent, brief but dramatic. In fact it's almost as sweet or comical as their call. However hard I tried I always seemed to be behind the tail catching this display on camera.

whilst Tufted Duck fluff and buff their stunning plumage, Pochard's also threw in a few shapes and moves to attract female attention

Probably the noisiest of all the ducks were the Shelduck who postured and posed, flirted and skirted around each other as the girls most definitely led the boys around the pond and back.

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