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Mrs. Mallard

I look for the very bright notch of wood above the duck when looking for the nest. I worked ten feet from here today (Monday) pretending I did not know she was there. She didn't move at all.

Mrs. Mallard

I look for the very bright notch of wood above the duck when looking for the nest. I worked ten feet from here today (Monday) pretending I did not know she was there. She didn't move at all.

comments (13)

Good spotting! She looks very tired!
Mary MacADNski: It is only her first couple of days.
i could be wrong but i suppose she would not have moved anyway, leaving her clutch, Mary?
Mary MacADNski: She abandoned it for that day but sat on it Sunday night after laying a new egg each of those days.
So camouflaged, Mary, I didn´t even see her until you mentioned it!
Mary MacADNski: Three of us were working around it without seeing it.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 May 2017, 06:28
A well-chosen and safe spot, Mary - she is lucky to have you looing out for her
Mary MacADNski: How true. If I see a fox in the vicinity I will shoo it and though the cats do not normally go there but I will be watching.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 May 2017, 06:40
You can hardly see her
Mary MacADNski: I have several of her now and today found an excellent vantage point which I will be trying soon.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 10 May 2017, 07:42
Love this!
Mary MacADNski: It made my daughter cluck over the weekend if you know what I mean. She was raised amongst ducks, their houses and nests, ducklings and incubators. She wants ducks again but they do not translate well to her suburban environs.
How wonderful Mary.
Mary MacADNski: They are there several in the underbrush every year and it is nice to locate one.
She is well concealed Mary
Mary MacADNski: Female ducks, usually drab browns, do the camo job quite well.
As I said yesterday it is amazing to having this going on so close to your home.
Mary MacADNski: Right there in the front yard. I will be cutting lupins beside her, pretending I do not see her.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 May 2017, 15:52
She can hardly be recognised, however, you discovered her without disturbing her. This is fine.
Mary MacADNski: We disturbed her. She was off the nest from Saturday till Monday but is settled back in.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 May 2017, 18:55
She's chosen her spot well; she fits in well with the fallen branches, etc.
Mary MacADNski: I put the larger sticks there. They were in my hand when I saw her nest. I put them down to get my camera and they have stayed there ever since, acting as a beacon for my eye.
Wow - is she well hidden! Took me ages to find her, even with the clue!
You must have a way with birds...

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exposure mode aperture priority
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aperture f/14.0
sensitivity ISO1250
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