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Creatures of the land, air and water...

While in Memphis, we also spent a morning at

Shelby Farms

and this satisfied all of us...it had a playground for KTB, a running track for Rani and A, and a nice woodsy area for me, with a stretch of water as well.

As I went along, I got this

RED ADMIRAL

with both its dorsal view:

red admiral dorsal



And its ventral view, which is just as beautiful:


red admiral ventral  sunset memphis 180612


After seeing something that used the air to move, I looked at these

BLUE-WINGED TEALS
on the water:

blue-winged teal  sunset memphis 180612

And, on the shore, some

MALLARD

females sat comfortably:


mallard femls  sunset memphis 180612

I was arrested by the

ROMAN TUFTED DUCK

couple:

3 roman tufted duck  sunset memphis 180612

Can you imagine, being in America, sitting in the named-after-Egypt city of Memphis, and looking at a Roman duck!

4 roman tufted duck  sunset memphis 180612



Quite a regal presence,and with that appearance, I'd personally call it a Brahminy Duck!


cls up roman tufted duck  sunset memphis 180612

I also was able to capture this

MEADOW VOLE:

meadow vole  sunset memphis 180612



Here it is, eating:



Let me close with some beautiful flowers, can someone tell me its name?

red n ylw flowers  sunset memphis 180612
Tags: birding, lake, nature, photography, water, weekend, wildlife
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