Steve’s Bird Of The Day #38.

Hi everyone! Oops, this is late, usually I schedule these posts so they come out at a certain time. I didn’t hit the schedule button. Sigh. I’m still learning, usually I just write and publish. Here we are with the female “common goldeneye”, there are two in this pic, with the brown heads and gray bodies, with one male. The female nests in holes in trees, usually left over from a pileated woodpecker, just like the merganser. So they can be quite high off the ground again and once again the little ones jump out of the nest and onto the ground, no matter what the height, then follow the mother to water, usually a lake or river that has abundant food and clear water. The female lays generally 6 to 9 eggs. I hope you have a great day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

©2021 Steve McLeod.

59 Comments on “Steve’s Bird Of The Day #38.

  1. Cute ducks ! Still amazing that the babies do not get hurt when leaving the nest ! Sleep well both of you ! ☕️☕️😻🙄😴

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    • Yes, it is quite amazing, but they are just too lightweight, not much more than some feathers falling.😂 Have a great day!😁😸🌞📷


    • Due to a protective oily substance on their feathers the water never gets close to their skin, so they stay warm. Their feet are interesting, like many birds that can stand on ice and not freeze, the temp in their legs and feet is lowered to just above freezing and there is a unique way of how the blood flows through their feet to make sure they stay at that temp and not freeze.😁🦆

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      • That’s wonderful! I guess is just me freezing when I see them in the water 🥶😆 Seems that every being is made in such a way to resist to their habitat without issues 😉 What a wonderful world we have 🥰

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      • Yes, each animal is well suited and made to survive in it’s own habitat and most can actually adapt to a variety of habitats as well therefore ensuring their survival. Yes, this world is indeed wonderfully made!😃😸🌞🌎🌏

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    • Yep, those little bundles of fluff just kind of drop like feathers, no way to get hurt. I don’t think anyone would want to jump from 50 or more feet off the ground! Can be up to 100 ft.

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  2. Hello there, Steve. Good morning to you and Muffin. And Good morning to your visitors, as well, and all the wordpress community!

    Wonderful picture, as always!

    Ps : I’d like to ask you : Did you receive a pingback from me ? Thank you!

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      • Yes, they seem to be making changes again, my home page was all changed on me this morning.
        Thank you so much Outosego! I love it!!
        Wow, you have gone to a lot of work making up this magazine, it’s just fantastic!
        Thank you so very much! Have a wonderful day!😀😺☕☕🌞

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      • I’m happy you like it, Steve. You’re most welcome.

        Ps : Yes, they make changes again. A bit of a mess! I had to send mails again!… haha… back and forth, back and forth….
        Anyway, enjoy Steve. See you tomorrow!

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