Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Whistlers on Wednesday 13

A few more of the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks from this summer.
Happy couple.



Uh oh. Have to keep an eye on the Wood Duck intruder.


Two lingering Wood Ducks require two watchful Whistlers.

"And STAY out!"

118 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

HEY, i'm 1st!! yippee!! love their pink legs. that is so cool. glad they are couple. so sweet. enjoy your Wednesday. (:

Buttons said...

Oh I love that you have couples sharing then scaring each other. I love wood ducks they are my favourite. B

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I love the "and STAY out!" caption. LOL! Oh, these pink-legged guys are so stinking cute!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Bet he's never asked her if she took her bra off in the bathroom!

Sorry, couldn't resist, hehe.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The only thing missing in the last pic is the Daffy Duck tongue sticking out:@)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing how orange their beaks are!

Joop Zand said...

I love these colors . light and compositions..... great shots Teresa.

Greetings, Joop

Indrani Ghose said...

Great series of shots, love the captions. Happy WW!

Giga said...

Niech tej szczęśliwej parze nikt nie przeszkadza. Pozdrawiam.
Let the happy couple, no one bothers you. Yours.

Dianna said...

Such pretty pictures. And they are unlike any birds we have "in these parts"!

RoeH said...

I love seeing 'love' in the animal world. And it does exist. And works better than humans most of the time.

MarmePurl said...

Oh happy Wednesday

Sandra said...

who knew ducks could talk? LOL... they are so funny and pretty to.

Deb said...

Love it

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Great photos Tex of the Whistler ducks..never seen them.
I would love to have ducks and chickens..even for their eggs..but we have so many foxes here.
Are they on your property?
val

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha. That whole birds of a feather thing ;-)

Molly The Wally said...

We love it when you had the commentary. Nice one. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Comment1 said...

Haha! At least it's not as bad as with that llama!

Tanya said...

i sure love those cuties!

DJan said...

My favorites! The whistlers are back! :-)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

It's nice to see the Whistlers again! Those sweet faces and pink feeties!!

Madge Bloom said...

Wish I could find a lipstick in that beak color! Lol...

JM said...

Cute! The top shot is my favourite. I photographed a Wood Duck a couple of days ago. :-)

Hilary said...

They have incredibly sweet faces. I also like the roadrunner from the previous post. He's got a goofy but cute look.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to have whistlers back again, even though its summer again.

Lynne said...

Hey Wood Ducks . . . we are in charge here . . . I will never tire of the Whistlers visiting the Run*A*Round Ranch!

Maple Lane said...

Pretty photos of all of them.

Dina said...

Wow, you have whistlers and wood ducks in your yard together. That's rare around here.

Primitive Stars said...

Sweetest couple........love the Woodduck though, think they are such a pretty duck, great post......Blessings Francine.

Jenny Short said...

They are beautiful. I live near a lake now. If I took my camera, a blanket and a picnic lunch would I see all the wonderful ducks and birds you do? xo Jenny

Hanne Bente said...

Lovely pictures of the "whistling ducks" thought that they are really sweet.
Hanne Bente

Beth said...

I love those ducks!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

They are just the neatest things.

Michaele said...

The Wood Ducks were a bonus on this one : )

parker said...

Guess the other two ducks just couldn't Whistle the right tune!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I never tire of seeing these cuties- something about their faces always makes me smile.

rainfield61 said...

You have some interesting duck stories.

Debbie said...

i like seeing them as couples. life is so much better when you have someone to share it with!!

nice images, the light is beautiful in them!!

did i wake up whistling today you ask?? yes, yes i did!! i remembered it was wednesday :)))

Janey and Co. said...

Chivalry is alive and well on your ranch. Quacks me up...Janey

Daryl said...

its their eyes .. sort of reminds me of a toy/stuffed teddy bear and its 'button' eyes .. these guys are a hoot ... and your photos of them never get old

Jo's World said...

Can't get enough of those multi-hued quackers!

I'm sure they will come back in the spring though, they got such good treatment at the Ranch!

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I took the time to take a close look at the "Live Feed" feature you have. I just realised it not only reports your arrival but records as to how long you linger and worst still, if you leave without making a comment. Yikes! I feel like Big Brother is watching my every move. Oh the pressure. I must now think of something to say about the Whistlers.... (:^0)

Karen said...

Hee hee, love those ducks.

Larry Ostby said...

Whistlers and a Woodie, how nice is that. Great shots T.

Linda said...

If I was a Papa Whistler, I'd be keeping an eye on my Mama Whistler when one of those showboat male Wood Ducks was in the vicinity. Those boys are handsome!

Sylvia K said...

Love those colorful duckies!!

Val said...

Love these ducks!!

Gillian Olson said...

Great looking birds, such sweet faces too, and love the commentary.
Thanks for the Whistler encore.

don said...

A great looking series of excellent photos. You manage to catch such an action-laden series making them very interesting to view.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Which Whistler couple would NOT be happy at the banquet of TexWisGirl?
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Paula said...

Oh, I just LOVE these lil' cuties! They have the sweetest expressions... like they are smiling!

Fábio Martins said...

I love your comments in your pictures. You make me smile :)

Fjällripan said...

They really are a happy couple! and so charming :)

barbara l. hale said...

I love those whistlers! So nice that he takes her out to eat now and then.

SweetMarie said...

I love the color of their beaks! so pretty!!!

Leave It To Davis said...

Love your captions, as well as the ducks!

Angela said...

I love the whistlers! And the wood ducks too!

sharon said...

What gorgeous ducks you have visit you. We get the Canadian geese and an occasional wild turkey. :)

Michael Manning said...

What a nice variety of ducks! I prefer seeing them to the Coyote's out here in the desert! :)

Patty Woodland said...

Hmmm, I wonder what you would get if a wood duck and a whistler danced the duck rhumba? a whistling wood duck?

Inger said...

I've never seen these birds in real life. I think they are really pretty, their colors are just lovely.

Ron said...

Just ducky! :~)

Red said...

Geese are very territorial and so can be pretty nasty. We really have to be wary of the Canada Geese.

Betty Manousos said...

well, well, well, my beloved ducks!
look at 'em!


i totally enjoyed your quirky images!

georgettesullins said...

hmmm...wonder which one is the male...just kidding...so obvious...I'm learning about ducks here.

nic.b van es said...

fantastisch

Nita Davis said...

Hehe, very cute!

Ms. A said...

I always enjoy your commentary!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful ducks.. Just beautiful.. Un saludo..

Millie said...

They do look quite happy together!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Very sweet images! love the captions too! Great post!

Carole M. said...

looking quite like the 'lucky ducks' to be homing where you live

Carletta said...

That last shot looks like a stare down took place!
These little whistlers are some of my favorite posts of yours. Such cuties!

Ellie said...

Those ducks are too cute - I love your commentary :))

Eyeliquor said...

Love the first one :))

DIMI said...

Great photos of the Whistler ducks!Looks so pretty!
Dimi..

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice. It must be so nice to have a pond with neat birds like this visit you. I really enjoy all of those that visit you and that you share~

Candy C. said...

Cute series of photos!! :)

bailey-road.com said...

Those whistlers have to guard their territory! I love seeing them.

Brian King said...

Love the soldier ducks! I laughed at the last photo and caption! Don't those Wood Ducks know better?

Farm Girl said...

Well I hate to say this I love the ducks, but I am developing a real fondness for the roadrunner. I think because there are days I feel like I could use that roadrunner picture as my profile pik. My hair sticks up just like that. I might even try some of that color of eye shadow. :)

eileeninmd said...

I do love your Whistlers and the pretty wood ducks. Awesome photos!

Black Jack's Carol said...

The last two photos are so expressive. I hope these guys didn't read my comment for the previous post. They are up there on my list as well :)

Chatty Crone said...

Awe they are so cute. sandie

Kerry said...

These ducks are so gorgeous & the only place I ever get to see them is right here. Thanks for that!

Jenn Jilks said...

I tried so hard to photograph ours in Spring. FAIL!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw, they're kissing in that first photo. Or at least it looks like it. They are so adorable.

Paula said...

Yep gotta keep an eye on those intruders.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Great images and you got bonus wood ducks in there, too!

MTWaggin said...

They still are too cute and remind me of warmer days.

Randy said...

Wonderful.

Marissa said...

They're awfully nice looking ducks, but man, oh man - that Wood Duck is a real beaut.

Love the captions!

petspeopleandlife said...

The whistler's were aggressive and drove the pair of prety wood ducks away. Oh, well. Guess they finally got their turn for some hand outs,too.

Michelle said...

I just love their beaks!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I guess the wood ducks didn't know it was a private party? :-)!!

I hope you're doing well, and having a good week!!!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Hahaha - I love the narration. You catch some of the neatest birds!

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely, aren't they♡♡♡ I like the contrast of colors; orange nib(?), pink legs and brown body. And always admire the blur back, my talented photographer friend♬♬♬
Heartwarming to see the lovely couple!

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Although I have never seen a Whistling Duck in person, I really admire these ducks! Nice shot of the Wood Duck, too. Have a fabulous Thursday tomorrow!

SandyCarlson said...

These are some bright-eyed beauties!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love those big pink feet! I had to laugh at Jacqueline's comment!

pattisjarrett said...

I'm glad you saved a few more to share in the "off" season. :)

Cloudia said...

such dear ducky heads



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Margie said...

Such a cute post T!

Elaine said...

Love your whistlers!!

Monika B. said...

Super pictures birds.

BlueShell said...

Hi, dear!
i have been so busy.....

They sure look happy!
Great photos,

xoxo
BS

Kerri said...

CUTE!

Liz said...

I really love these ducks!!! Those Wood ducks have wonderful markings!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Cute lil' guys/gals. Can't wait til they return this spring. :)

Rose said...

Don't know how I missed these...I consider them the velvet ducks...

Margaret said...

Ducks are entertaining little creatures and as adorable as the orange beaks are, the wood ducks are the beauty queens! (or kings) Wow.

Jeanne said...

Sweet! I think I like critters better than I like people.

Emille said...

Haha, I just can hear that conversation going on! ducks and gees can be pretty vocal:)

Rohrerbot said...

I love that brown cap on their heads:) It gives them that extra comical appearance:)

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the cute couple... I liked the commentary lines :)

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Oh my... how we love your duck photos!

bon bon said...

this silly couple (and the roadrunner in your prior post) make me smile. but then most thinks that remind me of you, make me smile.

hope you're doing well, girly. sorry i'm being such a stranger these days.

Marie said...

They are just such PRETTY ducks!

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