BOTD: Peacocks

Granny Shot It has a daily photo challenge, Bird of the Day (BOTD). I am contributing with photos of a very bold peacock and his companions at the Brookfield Zoo. This guy kept walking toward me as I was snapping his photo with my cellphone! He appeared to have no fear of humans whatsoever – he is probably used to zoo patrons throwing him crumbs.
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I saw another peacock when we first arrived. His leg is banded so zoo researchers can track his movements.
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Peacocks and peahens pecking for food in the grass
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BOTD: Spotted on the Rhine River

I do not know the name of this/these bird(s). I think the first is the male and the second is the female of the same species. However, the male turned his head just as my shutter clicked so I can’t confirm that! I saw them as our river cruise ship was about to go into a lock on the Rhine River. Any bird experts that can help me identify them? I think they are some species of duck.
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Posted for Granny Shot It’s BOTD (Bird of the Day).

BOTD: Duck Family

I posted a couple of days ago a family of swans out for a stroll in our new community. Here is a duck family that shares the same pond, heading back to it after a walk. (The ducks are all adults now, but since there are so many of them together all the time, I figured it’s a family in which the offspring have not yet struck out on their own!)
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Posted for Granny Shot It BOTD 8/27/19.

BOTD: Swan Family Out for a Stroll

My husband and I have just recently moved to a senior living community, and I have been enjoying taking walks around the campus in the evenings. A few days ago I saw the resident swan family out for a stroll. Swans mate for life and raise their cygnets together. This year all of the cygnets survived and now are nearly full grown. They still have a few of their brown downy feathers to shed and their beaks are still gray.
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I see the swan family nearly every day, sometimes in the pond, but often on the grassy bank. This was the first time I saw them walking down the road!

The same swan couple is brought here every spring and they stay until fall – originally to keep away the Canada geese (at which they do a great job!) but also to provide residents with some enjoyable sights of these lovely birds and their growing offspring. (I am planning to join the Camera Club here and look forward to taking many photos of our resident swans!)

Join in the fun: Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day challenge!