Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ABC Wednesday - U







One day I was at a nearby pond, with my camera, of course. I squatted down to take a shot of some mallards, and right in front of me, concealed in some bushes was this huge duck, a Muscovy Duck. I was really close, I was startled; but the duck was calm and I got a couple of shots. I had no idea what type of duck this was, other than Ugly, so I did some research to come up with it's generic name, it's real name is Cairina moschata. Even after I educated myself, I still think he's ugly. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sorry if anyone is a Muscovy Duck lover.


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10 comments:

Molly said...

No, Muscovy duck lovers here. My parents used to live in a condominium next to a golf courrse. They and their neighbors used to feed quail that visited. Soon, they were feeding ducks including about 50 Muscovy ducks. Eventually the condominium/golf course management carted the ducks to another location. Needless to say, the neighbors quit feeding the quail.

Molly said...

Jan, would you like to be the host for the June 16th Fun Monday event? (Please)

Flutterby said...

He's only ugly to you. But then you're not a duck. So it's ok.

Judy said...

Wow!!! We posted about the exact same duck. How cool is that?

leslie said...

Interesting about this type of duck - we do not have them here. They are actually so ugly you might even call them cute. lol

nonizamboni said...

Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there's gotta be some reason for this...isn't there!? :O)

lisa marie said...

Cool! I haven't seen one of them in ages.

Powell River Books said...

You post is just ducky - LOL. He is ugly and cute all rolled into one. I invite you to come see my U is for Use and Re-Use. -- Margy

mrsnesbitt said...

I think he is just gorgeous!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Very strange, but special bird.. Nice U-choice.

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