Nature Notes

January 7, 2009


  1. Crisp sharp image indeed. Beauty.

    Comment by Paul O'Toole — January 7, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  2. Hello Harold,
    Thank you for the education about leucism and the nice Female Mallard shot, very well done.

    Comment by Jim Bracegirdle — January 7, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  3. Thanks Paul.

    I see you’ve caught up with some owls. Well done.


    Comment by Harold — January 7, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

  4. Thanks Jim:

    I checked on line and it seems that this type of plumage crops up every so often in female birds.

    Thanks for your comment, Harold

    Comment by Harold — January 7, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

  5. Hello!
    A friend of mine has this Blond Mallard NESTING in a potted plant on his patio!!! She sits on 8 eggs! Do you know how long it takes for these eggs to hatch into babies????
    Thanks for any info!

    Comment by Ardie Johnson — May 22, 2009 @ 9:04 am

  6. Hi Ardie:

    Wow, that’s cool.

    According to “A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds” it takes 26-29 days. It will be interesting to see what the plumage is of the offspring.

    If your friend would like to send me a picture, I will put it on the website, with a credit.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — May 22, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  7. This look is my favorite so far. Beautiful!!

    Comment by mallard — November 1, 2010 @ 2:54 am

  8. Thanks, its a lovely plumage, isn’t it.

    Comment by Harold — November 1, 2010 @ 11:57 am

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    Comment by sjjitxihc — November 10, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

  10. Beautiful photographs everyone, being viewed from Dublin, Ireland. I’d be very interested in getting in touch with Jim Bracegirdle about his Donegal roots. Anyone know how I can contact him? Thanks! Catherine

    Comment by Catherine of Kimmage — November 17, 2010 @ 11:15 am

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