Chillin’ with the Wood Ducks

Wood Duck, photo by Dan Lockard The All About Birds listing for Aix sponsa (wood duck) says in part: The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around … Continue reading Chillin’ with the Wood Ducks

Lady ducks, take notice (of the Mallard)

Lady ducks take notice, photo by R.J.E. It’s been too long since I’ve added to the Michigan in Pictures Duckie Gallery. The All about Birds entry for Mallard Anas platyrhynchos explains: Mallards are large ducks with hefty bodies, rounded heads, and wide, flat bills. Like many “dabbling ducks” the body is long and the tail rides … Continue reading Lady ducks, take notice (of the Mallard)

Remembering the Mad Duck, Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions

Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions, 1971 AP file photo “It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature … Continue reading Remembering the Mad Duck, Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions

God’s Duck

SQUASH DUCK, photo by marsha*morningstar Here’s the latest in the always popular Michigan in Pictures Duckie Series. Marsha writes: Seriously, untouched—-exactly how it grew and the markings are natural…just a little saturation of color and edging but this is really Gods duck. See it bigger and in Marsha’s slideshow.