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Ducks

The lake at the rear of my house is home to a large group of Muscovy ducks.
Herons, Ibis, Storks, Egrets, Coots, and Cormorants often come by for a visit. You can see photos of those birds in (of all places) my "Birds" gallery.
Muscovy ducks are not native to Florida
Muscovy ducks are not native to Florida
Males have red fleshy growth around their faces
Males have red fleshy growth around their faces
Their feather coloring varies
Their feather coloring varies
Mostly black, white, and browns
Mostly black, white, and browns
This is a young male
This is a young male
Get a load of his feet!
Get a load of his feet!
Distinguished Duck
Distinguished Duck
The females are sweet looking
The females are sweet looking
Muscovys outproduce other waterbirds and kind of take over the lakes and ponds.
Muscovys outproduce other waterbirds and kind of take over the lakes and ponds.
Adorable ducklings
Adorable ducklings
Mother and babies search for food
Mother and babies search for food
The mother is very protective. Notice the irridescence in her feathers
The mother is very protective. Notice the irridescence in her feathers
Another new mother
Another new mother
Her ducklings
Her ducklings
Closer
Closer
Young Muscovys are quite beautiful
Young Muscovys are quite beautiful
Teenager?
Teenager?
Hard to believe they'll grow up to look like this
Hard to believe they'll grow up to look like this
Reminds one of a turkey?
Reminds one of a turkey?
They LOVE toasted oats
They LOVE toasted oats
This seems to be an old fella
This seems to be an old fella
Swimming off
Swimming off
Mallard
Mallard