American Black Duck
American black ducks are common winter visitors on Long Island but it's not easy to approach them since they are very reserved and takeoff quickly whenever approached. As a result I was very happy when I met a group of those ducks on a little pond in Baldwin, NY. They were pretty cooperative so I could lay down and take a series of photos. Unfortunately, the light was terrible, this was one of the most cloudy days I remember taking pictures on. Nevertheless, I decided to keep these shots, it's not always when you can be so close to black duck on Long Island.
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