One Ugly Duck


Location: MS US
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An ugly duck...but still proud.
· Date: Fri 12-December-2008 · Views: 283 · Filesize: 273.7KB · Dimensions: 800 x 537 ·
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Location: Roseburg OR US
Posts: 5
Fri 12-December-2008 02:24 Rating: 9 

If I understand correctly, the Muscovy is not a true duck or goose. We have them around these parts (Oregon) and I've observed this animal interacting and even flying with both water birds. One day our latest member of this bizarre species was out in the water with Canadians and bullying them! It was great.

Your shot is spot on with his comb and deep eye and profile. Reminds me of a Turkey Vulture. But they have their own magic, once you get past their seemingly unpleasant looks. Over the years, I've grown to like both species.

Keep shootin'.

Location: MS US
Posts: 5
Fri 12-December-2008 10:57

Thanks. This guy was the boss in the pond as well. One reason that I was prompted to photograph him, was his superior attitude.