San Diego (CA) Photos

March 31, 2009

Visiting ducks are leaving soon (we hope!)

Filed under: Places to visit, San Diego Zoo — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am
From San Diego (CA) USA Photo

The birding people have web sites that list all the great places to see ducks in San Diego but are missing this group. If you were a duck trying to winter-over it seems obvious to stay were food comes to you on a regular basis. As spring approaches the ducks seem to have other ideas about where to be, probably Seattle or Anchorage or somewhere like that, but they leave San Diego. See you new winter!

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January 18, 2009

Ducks winter over at the golf course

Filed under: Nature, Places to visit — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

Admiral Baker Field Golf Course is the winter home for hundreds of ducks. The ducks love the San Diego weather and look forward to their annual visit. Golfers find the ducks sometimes add to the challenge of getting around the course. The pond near the clubhouse is just perfect for ducks. And the well kept greens and fairways are a great place to eat, rest or simply hangout. Ducks being ducks, they do everything as a group including lifting off in flight.

December 12, 2008

Mother duck with chicks at the San Diego Zoo

Filed under: San Diego Zoo — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

More than 3 million people each year visit the San Diego Zoo to see the 4,000 animals of 800 species that call the zoo home.   In fact, it is such a nice place some of our local ducks live at the zoo.   The mother duck pictured here has an amazing 20 chicks in tow.  She is carefully moving her family through the cafe between Elephant Mesa and the Koala Exhibit.  Check out all the birds at the zoo.

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