Sunday, December 8, 2013

A 'Bonus' Whistler Sunday

I have SO MANY whistling duck photos, so I'm throwing in a whistler post today. This is one of my favorite photo runs from this fall...








The sweetie from up above was the one being run off by the meanie duck. :)
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

126 comments:

Sandra said...

the last one made me smile, the front duck could be called roto-wings

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the action shot! Hope she got away ok:@)

A Quiet Corner said...

The close ups of these are ADORABLE!!!!..:)JP

Łucja-Maria said...

Teresa, your duck is a real model.
They are most charming.
Have a nice Sunday.
Greetings from far away Polish.
Lucia

Stephanie said...

This is my favorite series as well. He is a great poser for your camera.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

these are some of my favorite pics of them. the close up from the back and the close ups of their lovely smiles. that one was smiling quite a bit, I wonder if it was 'counting snow flakes'?

that mean duck. hope he gets sent home for the day without pay from AFLAC :-P

karmnik54 said...

Świetne jest to ostatnie:)

Marit Sønstebø said...

This duck is so lovely! I love your pictures of the, :)

Earlene said...

Ducks markings are so pretty!!
Earlene

Janey and Co. said...

I think meanie wanted in on the photo shoot. These are beautiful!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oh, it's always a pleasure to see your Whistlers, from any angle, any view!! It amazes me that I have the good luck to see them through your blog...I'd never ever heard of Whistlers before! So, as always, thank you for sharing!

Terri Buster said...

Oh wow- an extra day of the cute ones! I love that last shot.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! How can a face so cute get so angry?

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I can see why a favorite, wonderful pictures and the last one made me smile to, Blessings Francine.

georgettesullins said...

Love the mohawk views. And what could have riled "meanie" duck so?

Betty Manousos said...

cute ducks! they are such adorable birds!

Anni said...

Awesome!!!! Truly awesome. Love the duck chase at the end too.

I have several photos of way back in September when we had a heavy rainstorm and the fields along the roadside [by a park] was turned into a pond and the whistlers came from out of nowhere!! I think I put all the photos I took on a disk, will have to go in search for them and post them. I love 'em so.

This was a special Sunday treat...Whisters on Wednesday for Sunday. I can 'dig it'!!!

Andy said...

First duck I have ever seen with a Mohawk. :)

rainfield61 said...

Its long neck twists like a snake.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That last picture is a classic!!

Ela said...

Such a beautiful model
Greetings

joeh said...

Your "Sweetie" is probably passive aggressive. That will set any duck off!

Montanagirl said...

Love the action shot! That one doing the chasing sure meant business.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You really got some good shots of Sweetie before Meanie came along. It looked as if Sweetie sensed trouble coming. The last shot is great.

eileeninmd said...

Now, how could one of these cuties be mean. Love the sweetie! Adorable ducks and photos, Tex!

Kate said...

I sincerely hope that there is a turn-about in the near future.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely photos and yes, ducks behave no other than any other living creature... sweet and mean.
Hugs,
Mariette

Giga said...

Kaczce zrobiłaś urocze zdjęcia. Żal, że ją pogoniła inna kaczka. Pozdrawiam.
Duck did a charming picture. Regret that it has been chased by another duck. Yours.

Brian King said...

I like the long "mohawk" down the head and neck!

Beth Edwards said...

oh the best shot is the flying off shot ... so funny! i am giggling so much. great post T. ( :

Dianne said...

the first few shots show how graceful they can be, in addition to their silliness

Eva Ason said...

I like the last one when they're taking off

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful series! I love how their eyes - with white eyeliner. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Your model is such a cutie!

Lois Evensen said...

So peaceful until the last image! That is a great action shot. :)

Red said...

I like the shots from the back!

Jeanne said...

All great shots of these lovely ducks, but that last shot really made me laugh... you got a perfect capture here! hOpe you are keeping warm in this weather, and that your electricity is not one of the many off. I am ready for spring!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The first one of walking the dew grass is my favorite.

Molly The Wally said...

Yikes that is on meanie duck. Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great portraits.

Pallavi said...

Bad meanie duck! The other duck looks so cute and innocent . Poor thing to be chased by the meanie .

Sylvia K said...

Such cuties, but there's always one meanie in the bunch!!!

Debbie said...

i have never noticed the "mohawk" looking stripe down the back of their neck!!

these are just wonderfult, these close-up provide a little more detail then i have seen/noticed in the past!!

one bad apple....sheeeeez!!

Pam :) said...

Sweetie and Meanie is are both cute but Meanie should learn to play nice.
Happy Sunday T :)

NatureFootstep said...

I love the eyes of this duck. :)

Patty Woodland said...

Awww, he looks like he's smiling

don said...

The series combine to capture his expressions very well. Excellent shooting.

Judy said...

As always I love your Whistler photos!

michaelswoodcraft said...

cool series of pictures, I like yiour last picture the best!

Fjällripan said...

I can imagine that you have many photos of these beautys! The last is fun! :))

Beth said...

The Whistlers are so very beautiful!

Lynn said...

holy crow these are exquisite (I have to find new adjectives for your photos ;-), that meanie does look mean.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá,
Lindas fotos, os patos são lindos.
Abraço
ag

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely duck, ha ha.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I like the mohawk too!
Fun last shot! Not fun for the girlie duck though.. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great close ups! You can see the texture of the wings--they look so soft! Love the action shot. The "meanie" duck looks seriously upset. :-)

Julia said...

What a meanie duck to chase after her, right?
I assume it's a her cause guys are usually the one who does the chasing, lol. Great shot.
I hope it's warming up today.

Hugs,
JB

LV said...

You undoubtedly have an excellent zoom in camera and know how to use it. Wonderful close ups.

Ms. A said...

Dang meanie... there's one in every crowd!

Fireblossom said...

Get back to Wednesday, whistlers! You're getting me all confused! ;-P

Our photos said...

Lovely photos!!!

darlin said...

Love the shots Tex, the last one I laughed out loud at! That's priceless. Question for you... where's your snow? LOL

Have a wonderful week! Cheers.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I never tire of seeing "Your" Whistlers. Fun and oh, so site! Have a wonderful week ahead. Hope your area warms up and thaws out soon.

Revrunner said...

Wow! That's one mad duck.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos! I love especially the last!

RedPat said...

I love these ducks! They seem like old friends to me now! ;-))

parker said...

Fun pics. I believe the ducks nose has turned red from the cold!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Your whistlers are so cute!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Does this angle make my beak look big? Seriously, I love these guys. These are so great up close.


Did you get hit with the ice? We're getting some snow now, changing to ice, then to rain later tonight.

Brk Trt said...

I'll agree with you. It's a wonderful series of photos.

Gail Dixon said...

Your whistler visitors sure provided you with ample photos and posts. And I'm happy about that. :)

Melissa said...

What a happy little face! That final action shot, you should submit that to a competition or publication or something. It's very artfully done, and not so many people know about whistlers.

stiefbeen said...

geweldig hoe snel ze benen kunnen maken.

Kat Griffin said...

great ducky photos I love there markings a lot
-Kat-

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw now that's too bad... I hate a mean duck. (Although most of them are sometimes.)

Magnolia Tea said...

Away with mean ducks! We have a white chicken just like that stinky duck. *sigh*

Linda R said...

I never get tired of seeing your Whistlers.. That last photo has me smiling. Happy Sunday to you~

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love that last shot. Great capture!

Deb said...

that last photo made me laugh out loud for real...great whistlers...

Stephen Hayes said...

That duck may be cute but since it won't look us in the eye I suspect it has something to hide.

Margie said...

Love the close ups of these sweet duckies. Quack!

Rose said...

Oh, Tex, I love #7...all the others are really good, too...but somehow or other I just simply love 7.

Mary said...

I love love love your Whistler photos! Keep postin' 'em! :)

Raggedy Creations said...

cute

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images... all of them

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous photos of these delightful whistlers. The markings on them are so pretty.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Like and a good laugh at the end.

DJan said...

What a great Mohawk she (?) is sporting. Probably a territorial male chasing her. Love the pictures! :-)

Inger said...

Those were fun shots. Are you OK with the snow and ice around Texas? Hope so.

Donna said...

It was so peaceful until that last photo, LOL! Love those whistlers! Great head shot photos, sweetie.

Susan said...

Wow, get out of the meanie's way! Love these Theresa!

SweetMarie said...

meanie duck! LMAO!!! Great photos!

Randy said...

That last one looks like Mister came home late and the Mrs. had something to say about it.

Paula said...

That meanie duck means business.

Michelle said...

Oh no! That mean duck looks MEAN!

Barb Brookbank said...

Love these ducks - great action photography too! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think these have to be one of my favorite series of the Whistler ducks--They look so soft, and then there's that last one, that I have to admit made me laugh! :-)

Pom Pom said...

The meanie duck has a very angry look on his face!

Hilary said...

Oh that last one is such a wonderful action shot.

KB Bear said...

Incredible photos. The Whistler is so clear and so beautiful. After the serene series of photos, the last one was a very fun surprise!

Carletta said...

Love the sweet profile shots!

Saun said...

Adorable!

Indrani said...

OMG! The drama in the last picture1 Love it.

Paul said...

Nice close up shots, love that last picture!

Karen said...

Love the "back" view, looks like he has a Mohawk!

Rita said...

Wrong place, wrong time for Sweetie. ;)

Linda said...

Sweetie poses so nicely.
The last picture is hilarious!

Cloudia said...

they make me happy, But whats a catahoula?????


ALOHA to YOU
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Mike Biles said...

Love the sequences you get with your shots. Fabulous texture too.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Great shots !

Stewart M said...

The shot of the back of the neck is a good new view.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Helma said...

Really beautiful portraits of these beautiful ducks TexWisGirl.
The latter is a funny picture lol ....

Rain said...

Nope........ Can never have too many of these photos!!!!!!!! Love these!!!
Rain :)

McGuffy Ann said...

Oh my! Serious business!

catskillblogger said...

It's almost like he has fur instead of feathers.

stardust said...

You seem to be never tired of taking photos of Whistlers and I never tired of seeing your Whistlers. This time I’ll vote for No. 7 and 8.

Yoko

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! The last one, with the motion in flight, was awesome.

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Karen S. said...

Up close and beautiful!

pattisjarrett said...

Great chase scene! What a cutie in the earlier shots, looks like it's smiling.

Arija said...

Tee hee, gotta love those whistlers!

edenhills said...

That stripe down the back of their heads reminds me of the African geese.

barbara l. hale said...

I love those dark feathers down the back of their heads. They are so handsome! But I guess sometimes they don't get along. Ah, well...such is life.

DIMI said...

Beautiful!!!!!Love the last shot Tex!!
Dimi...

wis north said...

The 1st three pics thought it was a new species...didn't anyone else see the loc ness of Run a round pond?

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Last pic: Talk about an ass kisser :)

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