Posted by: atowhee | June 19, 2009

Ashland oxpecker, un-ugly ducklings

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This Ashland oxpecker is actually one of several European Starlings I found picking insects off the hides of a herd lof co-operative cud-chewers here in town.  Guess we qualify as a cow-town, and we’re proud of both our cows and the oxpeckers, both being immigrants from the Old World.IMG_8246

Female Wood Duck and one of her ducklings, feeding on the park lawn across the street from our house.

 

 

 

IMG_8247Altogether she had 4 youngsters with her.

And below you can see two Wood Ducks, sunny side up in Lithia Park.

 

 

 

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