Hiking Photos

Almansor Park 27


Cassin's Kingbird
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Western Scrub-jay
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Great Blue Heron
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Rock Pigeons Kissing IMGP2583.jpg (822692 bytes)


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Female Wood Duck
This is my little sweetheart. every time I go to Almansor Park, she will find me & sticks like glue waiting for me to give her peanuts (ducks love unsalted peanuts). Wood ducks & Mandarin ducks are every skittish because they are so small, however, after 6 months of proving I wasn't there to hurt her, she will finally take the peanuts out of my hand.
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Male Mandarin Duck IMGP2245.jpg (909703 bytes)


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Mystery Duck???

I have been watching this duck/duckling for a while now. it's mother is a Pekin & I thought it's father was a crested mallard but from the face markings & dark bill,  it seems to be a Pekin/Garganey hybrid

The crest is formed from a mass of fatty tissue that emerges through a gap in the cranium.( skull) From this, feathers grow. Crests vary from centrally placed, full crests, rather like powder puffs, to knobbly protuberances with just a few feathers; or the occasional earring when it has 'slipped'. The crested gene can be bred into any breed except Muscovy as one parent crested will breed a percentage of crested offspring .All crested seldom breed successfully but if they do produce better stock.

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Other Photos
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Almansor Park

800 S. Almansor Ave.

Alhambra, California

(626) 570-5052