Sunday, October 12, 2014

Anas platyrhynchos

Otherwise known as Mallards 

Time for dinner! 



Mighty fine dining here.

First you go, 

Then, I'll go... 

The word duck comes from Old English, dūce "diver", a derivative of the verb, dūcan, "to duck, bend down low as if to get under something, or dive". (Wikipedia) 


5 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

Bloop!

dive said...

Duck-billed "anas"? Surely Linnæus was having a giggle.
Wonderfully observed and equally gigglesome photos, Ms.M.

altadenahiker said...

Bottoms Up!

Ms M said...

I knew you'd all like the ducks :-)

Yes, Dive, I think Linnaeus certainly was having sly laughter about this.

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful photos! :)