Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mission: Accomplished! Sort of…

I realise that there are huge events taking place at the moment, with the leaking of thousands of classified documents from American diplomats.  Against this rather overpowering backdrop, a small victory for a smaller cause can also be reported. As … Continue reading

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Coincidence? Absolutely

OK, so this is not about ducks, but it’s a great story and picture nonetheless… http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/nov/23/flamingos-in-formation

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Ducks in the news

A friend of mine pointed me to this…it made me laugh. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11799303

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In Pursuit of Duckery

So far, aside from identifying my current favourite duck, I’m not having a huge amount of success in my quest to master duckery.  Of course, for someone as ignorant as I am about birds in general, any information learned is … Continue reading

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The Mandarin Duck…my new favourite

This is the Mandarin Duck, my new favourite duck.  Its full Latin name is Aix galericulata. It is a beautiful bird, with incredibly bright plumage.  I must confess that this image really does not do it justice.  It is one … Continue reading

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Hello world!

For no reason, other than that I like them, I have decided to become an expert on ducks. I am not an ornithologist.  I am not even a scientist.  I am by education an historian and work in an office.  … Continue reading

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