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More on the Goldeneye Duck

A most entertaining duck, the  male Goldeneye has breeding behaviour that includes tilting his head backwards and letting out a squawk to get the female’s attention. The female seems more bold about coming up to people for a handout once she realizes that some are a food source.

They have positions and “looks” that are just downright comical some of which I may add later since I can’t find them now. See for yourself.

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough


©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough


©Jane Chesebrough

8 responses

  1. Oh my Jane…amazing shots.. the eyes! WOW!!

    June 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    • Ha Ha! Especially if they give you “the look”.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

  2. Very cool shots…we don’t have the variety of ducks around that you do. Thanks for the treat!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    • You’re welcome, David. Definitely my pleasure.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  3. sandy

    Wow, these photos are really nice! I am not the greatest bird photographer, and have never gotten this close.

    June 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    • They are wild, but used to people in the city so you can get close and it helps to have a 300mm lens.In the countr,well, that’s a whole different story.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  4. I loved all your photos, especially the one where the male has tilted his head all the way back.

    July 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  5. Fantastic photos, Jane! I’ve always sworn birds show personality and have & throw numerous types of looks at one another and they can be quite comical. And there’s been times I’ve had to look away first because of the fierce eye-lock they’ve done on me, lol.

    July 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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