Return to Webster Pond

Ducks photographed at Webster's Pond near Syracuse, New York.

Ducks photographed at Webster's Pond near Syracuse, New York. From top left to right: Unidentified Duck, Tan Duck, White Crested Duck and Muscovy Duck. All taken with a Nikon D700 and 80-400VR.

As I mentioned last week, you can get a different perspective of a place if you visit it at different times of the year.  Last Saturday, I joined other Syracuse Photographers Association members to photograph the wildlife and surrounding landscape of Webster’s Pond near Syracuse, New York.  This is a public and private sanctuary for many wild and semi-domestic ducks, geese, birds and other wildlife of the valley area to the south of Syracuse.

Back in January, I did not see any of these ducks I have pictured here today.  Some like the Muscovy Duck and Tan Duck are new to the sanctuary, others had migrated farther south to get away from the cold and snow.

Collage created at Picnik.com.

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9 Responses to Return to Webster Pond

  1. Mitch says:

    I love this one; you know I like seeing ducks and geese and the like. I just hate walking behind them. 🙂 But you’ve found different types of these animals than I’ve seen before; thanks for sharing.

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  2. montucky says:

    Great photos! I love ducks anyway. It’s nice to have a sanctuary like that available. Good for the folks who like the birds and good for the birds too!

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  3. Lovely mosaic of all those different ducks. I like the Fall mood you conveyed here.

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  4. Gerry says:

    Nice ducks there! I’m glad to see a photo of a muscovy duck with its feathers on. My inlaws once ordered up muscovy ducks for Thanksgiving, contracting with a gentleman farmer somewhere in the vicinity of Colonie. Imagine their astonishment to discover that they had purchased live ducks in a cage. The gentleman farmer sold birds, not slaughtering services. What to do?

    The inlaws were in business in Colonie. They pondered their business acquaintanceship and selected a likely candidate. Yes, the Chinese restaurant down the highway could perform this service for them. On the appointed day, they arrived at the restaurant and bore their crate of muscovies to the rear. At the proper time, they returned for their dead ducks. In due course we, the Visiting Children, arrived for Thanksgiving and fully appreciated the ducks, if not the story of their demise.

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  5. What beautiful ducks I like the top right and the bottom right photos, interesting ducks

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  6. Nye says:

    I have never seen these before, they are interesting looking especially the unidentified duck, I love the color and refection in the water also.

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