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Ducks

The following photos were made in March of 2014 at Ft. Supply Lake in Oklahoma. Ducks are some of the fastest flying birds in the world and are a challenge to photograph in flight.

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Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
This and the following five photos are of American widgeons.
This and the following eight photos are of American widgeons.
The duck in front is a male and the one behind a female American widgeon.
The duck in front is a male and the one behind a female American widgeon.
Although these ducks are still migrating and haven't yet reached their nesting grounds, they are preparing by what are called courtship flights.
Although these ducks are still migrating and haven’t yet reached their nesting grounds, they are preparing by what are called courtship flights. In courtship flights, one female (at top in this photo) and several males fly together and the female ultimately chooses the one she is most impressed with as her mate.

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The male is in the  foreground and the female behind.
The male is in the foreground and the female behind.
Male American Widgeon
Male American Widgeon

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This and the following five photos are of northern pintail ducks.
This and the following five photos are of northern pintail ducks.
The duck at top center is a female, the others are males.
The duck at top center is a female, the others are males.
Male Northern Pintail
Male Northern Pintail

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Male and female mallard ducks. Mallards are sometimes called green heads because of the males head which looks bright green when the light is at certain angles.
Male and female mallard ducks. Mallards are sometimes called green heads because of the males head which looks bright green when the light is at certain angles.

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