Saturday, February 19, 2011

Male Common Goldeneye trying to get the attention of a female

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Mike returned to the area of the Palo Alto Baylands where he saw the female common goldeneye a few days prior. This time, he also saw a male trying to get the females attention.


Common Goldeneyes
Common Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye

It worked for a while, but soon another male goldeneye arrived. They got into a dispute over the female. Eventually, a canvasback duck came over and chased the males away and he pursued the female for a while.
Common Goldeneye and Canvasback
Common Goldeneye and Canvasback

At the end, everyone was more interested in food.
Common Goldeneye and Canvasback

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks so much for posting and sharing!

March 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger joerd_63 said...

Nice series of photos. Either I need a bigger lens or better camo to get as close as these shots.

March 9, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

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