Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Little Summertime Sharing

Squirrels, sprawled out and enjoying the bird seed below the feeders.


 Whistling Duck couple approaching the area.



  



 A hiss warning the squirrel to stay back.

And one for the other side, too.

 One duck stands guard while the other tries the buffet.

 Finally both come up to dine as the squirrels had departed.




 Falling asleep in the food is not good manners!
Linking to Saturday's Critters

134 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Those squirrels are certainly laid back.

Revrunner said...

You can never trust squirrels.

Arija said...

I think the duck is hatching out the feed.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the post,made me smile....you really have such great wildlife around the home, keep sharing, Francine.

Kate said...

I'm rooting for the ducks!

Kleine Waldameise said...

Funny and beautiful are your photos from an unequal duel between two couples. Thanks for that, I was well amused.

eileeninmd said...

It's only fair that the squirrels share the seed.. Especially with my cute Whistling Ducks..Cute photos.

Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy day.

I wish you all the best in 2014, a HAPPY & Healthy New Year!

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

That first shot of both ducks eating is amazing, it really looks perfect:@)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Cute Squirrels!!! I love the whistler couple,....and the sunlight on the ducks is super...shows their beauty even more so.

magnolias+tea said...

I love how the Whistlers light up the spot,wherever they are. Beautiful birds.

JM said...

The squirrels look so funny! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like those ducks aren't scaring that squirrel at all. Nice to see they can live in harmony. ;)

Catherine said...

Oh I want that sunshine!!! And the squirrel. The sunshine and the squirrel. Please send me both. :)
xo Catherine

Our photos said...

Hahaha, what a cute series photos!

Beth said...

The photos are great! I love it when the ducks stand their ground for a place at the feast.

DJan said...

It seems like everybody likes to lay around in their food. Love those ducks! :-)

Donna said...

This reminds me of the buffet line for Christmas dinner, LOL!

Julia said...

Thanks for the entertainment. I love the respect everyone has for each other.

It's kind of nice seeing green grass. We have so much snow here and more on the way.
Hugs,
JB

karmnik54 said...

Lubie wiewiórki:)

Birdman said...

I'm grinning with that last shot. Embarrassing too!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, my favorite pictures 12 t / m 17.
Really great the squirrel with whistlers.

Lynne said...

Who says, ducks, squirrels, birds and our animals can't tell a mighty fine story? Entertainment!

Molly The Wally said...

BOL funny falling asleep on the food.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Judy said...

The stretched out squirrel just cracks me up...Too funny!!

Duckbutt said...

In the news, a SC woman stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel for not bringing home the beer.

VioletSky said...

I've never seen a whistling duck - they are a lovely looking couple!

Brian King said...

That's the epitome of lazy! LOL! Maybe I should try that with my dinner. So we've got goofy ducks hissing at goofy tree rats...all that's missing is a skinny chicken and we'd have a circus. :-)

Karen S. said...

How ever did you know I needed this! Perfectly charming!

Margie said...

Adorable!!!

stiefbeen said...

geweldig mooi zoals je het vastlegd ja maar midden in het eten in slaap vallen heeft ook zijn voordelen dan kan een ander er ook niet bij.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love that squirrel and duck confrontation! Wish we had ducks here to chase the squirrels away from our bird feeder. Sometimes they pop down from the cranberry bush and totally clean out all the seed. :-( What is it about those ducks that always makes me smile. They're just so darned cute!

Thanks for stopping in this morning and your nice thoughts.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Love all the critters ~ kissing and the goose yapping at the squirrel ~ Great action and nature shots ~ Wonderful! ~ Happy New Year to you ` carol, xxx

Jeanne said...

Love them hissing at that squirrel, and wow, that green grass is certainly inviting.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Wow those are some comfy squirrels! Great series T, love the one of both ducks and squirrels together...Cute.

Phil Slade said...

Yup, they liked the buffet and saw off the squirrel. Very attractive ducks and good shots of them.

rainfield61 said...

Oh, they talk.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Ha! Those whistlers took complete ownership!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa! I have really missed seeing your photos.It's the first time I have seen a Whistler showing some attitude. Great captures as always.

I hope you have a very happy new year.:)

Munir said...

Those ducks are such a nice pair. In one of the pictures they look like they are making out:)

ellen abbott said...

What a lazy squirrel, laying flat out with his face in the food!

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

Glad to see the ducks were not intimidated in the least. Don't mess with a duck!

DIMI said...

I really love those ducks Tex!!!Gorgeous pictures!!How cute the squirrels looks!!Wish you a happy weekend!!
Dimi...

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The lazy squirrel fell asleep in the animal buffet. Bad form!

Patient ducks.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Falling asleep in the food and dreaming about HEAVEN!
Hugs,
Mariette

Sylvia K said...

What fun shots for the day!! The squirrel is such a hoot and those ducks surely are telling him where he shouldn't be!!

Debbie said...

hehe to that sprawling squirrel, perhaps he ate too much and was no longer able to hold himself up!!

the images of the ducks, midway, with that beautiful light are just gorgeous. and the two that look like they are kissing, i liked that one!!

don said...

I'm surprised the squirrels will lay down and continue eating. The interplay with the ducks is funny and interesting to see.

Debbie said...

ummmm and we are side by side again!! haha, what are the chances!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad the squirrels shared the food even after being hissed at. A nap after lunch is always a good idea!

Leovi said...

Definitely nice photos, like sharing food!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The ducks are not happy with the squirrels. Awesome shots, Theresa!

LV said...

I love the duck that is two but appears one with two heads. Also, the one where they appear to be kissing. I wish you would send them over and get rid of my squirrels. They are cute but destructive too.

A Quiet Corner said...

You have quite a collection of critters enjoying the goodies here, T...:)JP

Terri Buster said...

Oh my- I needed a good dose of cuteness this morning, and your whistlers never let me down. Have a great weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant squirrels and the whistlers, you can't beat 'em.

Nancy J said...

Theresa, this is nature in glory for sure, I cannot imagine seeing that in my back lawn. Smile time, as the story unfolds. Cheers, Jean

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Love the warning hiss and how NOT intimidated the squirrels were by it.

Chris Rohrer said...

I love how squirrels will make themselves at home. It is kinda cute how they do it. But I know they can be pesky as well. Good thing the BBWD have some attitude to shoe them off:)

Mama Zen said...

Love the squirrel shots!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those squirrels look very relaxed all stretched out like that.Good to see that the ducks won this round.

Mary said...

Great photos! Squirrels crack me up. They can be creative acrobats, or like they are here. And that is one handsome Whistling Duck couple!

Paul said...

Farmyard "pecking order" in action.
Nice bunch of pictures!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I wish ground squirrels were not so destructive .... I have them by the hundreds I think .... if it ever rains my front pasture may collapse they have so many holes and tunnels in it.

troutbirder said...

Persistence and patience wins the day. Plainly I need some of those ducks to guard my feeders....:)

Montanagirl said...

Love how those ducks hiss at the squirrels. That's pretty funny.

Gail Dixon said...

I thought they might flap their wings to get the squirrels to skedaddle , but they hissed. Too funny. I guess it worked. Nice set!

Raggedy Creations said...

Hey wait a minute the squirrels were there first. You should put signs up "no hissing allowed". LOL

Patty Woodland said...

The squirrels did not seem to care one little bit

Marit Sønstebø said...

So cute they are! I love squirrels.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an adorable series of photos!

Sally said...

Love this, and your commentary. :)

Jo's World said...

I wonder if the squirrels flattening themselves out in the food is their form of camoflage. Didn't work if it was!

Those whistlers are just beautiful critters, aren't they.

Cheers and Happy New Year, Tex

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Look at that Whistler , telling the squirrel off.. that is a great shot Tex.
I do love those ducks.. Do they live down near your pond.!
They are pretty clever ducks.
The squirrel is rubbing and enjoying that bird seed. Do they hibernate where you are.!

Ela said...

Gorgeous photos !
They are so cute
Greetings

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to see some harmony at the feeding place on the ground. I didn't know there was a whistling duck, pretty looking bird.

Giga said...

Kaczuszki dla wszystkich wystarczy, nie denerwujcie się na wiewiórki :))).
Ducks for all just not get nervous squirrel :))).

Pix Under the Oaks said...

So everyBODY got along.. :) I wouldn't want to mess with the Whistlers, I think they could let you know who's boss.

David Oliver said...

Great shots!!! I wish our birds would run the squirrels away.

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Cool !

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those squirrels made me laugh so hard!!!!

Helma said...

This I find truly amazing lol .... The ducks and the flattened squirrels. Really beautiful to see :-)

Beth Edwards said...

gorgeous bills. ( :

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Those photos of the ducks warning the squirrels are a hoot, they look pissed!

Hilary said...

What a great series of photos, Tex. How I love the whistler hissing at the squirrels. Wonderful captures.

RedPat said...

My money was on the ducks! ;-)

Mersad said...

I do like the interplay of both parties included. :)

SweetMarie said...

the squirrels are so cute on their bellies! your whistlers colors are just so brilliant! :)

Lois Evensen said...

Love the animal stories. ;)

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

Great shots!! Made me laugh just thinking about the whole bird feeder scene...

parker said...

Comical characters of Summer!

barbara l. hale said...

LOL! I've never seen such relaxed squirrels. What do you put in their feed? Great batch of pics of the ducks!

Paula said...

Looks like the duck is telling the squirrel "how the cow ate the cabbage". Remember that old saying?

Jocee said...

What a great series of photos :)

Gail said...

Many need a sight of summer.

These are so funny. Your talented captures amaze me.

Michelle said...

Nice to see everyone sharing!

bj said...

hahhhaaa....I just LOVE these photos. So so cute.
hugs, bj

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

First time I've seen one of these sleeping! They're comfortable and safe on the RunARound!

Deanna said...

Full tummies sometimes causes one to fall asleep!! Cute, cute pics!!

Carole M. said...

..and there was enough for everyone; ducks become a bit selfish sometimes....

Small City Scenes said...

Very laid back Squirrels! Love the onw with the duck telling the Squirrel to 'GET OUT'! MB

Furry Bottoms said...

You take such amazing pictures, T!

Red said...

You always see good story in your photos.

genie said...

I have loved ducks since I was a little girl. My daddy would walk me to Lake Worth to feed them, and I would be so excited. Now, I get to relive those happy memories through your such pictures. They are wonderful...as are the ones of the squirrels. Those tails are IMPRESSIVE.

genie said...

I have loved ducks since I was a little girl. My daddy would walk me to Lake Worth to feed them, and I would be so excited. Now, I get to relive those happy memories through your such pictures. They are wonderful...as are the ones of the squirrels. Those tails are IMPRESSIVE.

Stephen Hayes said...

I was scratching my head looking at the squirrel and wondering what looked so familiar, and then I realized I look just like that squirrel after overeating at the Country Kitchen Buffet.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm glad that no squirrel was hurt by a sweet whistler in the making of this series of photos... ;-)!!

Randy said...

All they need is a TV with a football game playing.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sometimes you just need to hiss at those lazy squirrels.....just sayin'! xo

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McGuffy Ann said...

These sre really cute!

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Indrani said...

Wonder what they were talking to each other. Great series, very interesting.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I'm still waiting on that pot of squirrel and dumplings!

⊰✿⊱France ⊰✿⊱ said...

Bonjour je découvre votre blog par celui de LEOVI de tr_s belles photos j'adore la nature elle est si belle chez vous
Merci

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Oh, it is always sweet to see the Whistling Duck couple being together looking lovely♡♡♡ And Squirrels look rather big ones, no wonder hissing needed.
Yes, not a good manner "Falling asleep in the food" ♪♪♪
Hope the Squirrels could have some share p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

diane b said...

I thoiught I was seeing double there for a while. Another great series of shots telling a story.

Lynn said...

stunning series, what a magical set!!

marciento said...

Beautiful photos

Filip Demuinck said...

Excellent pictures, I am surprised they can come so close to each other.

Greetings,
Filip

Kerri Farley said...

LOVE how you captured that HISS!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Alone, each is wonderful, but then together, Wow! How I love those squirrels sprawled out! And how I love those colorful Whistlers. Once again, you've shown/told us a great story!

georgettesullins said...

Whistlers 2, Squirrels 0
This is hilarious. The photos played the face off very well.

michaelswoodcraft said...

The lazy squirrels laying on the ground eating the corn!! funny :-)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful Pictures!
Best friends or??

Pallavi said...

The ducks are so cute :) The squirrels are really big.. the ones in asia are much smaller.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What drama in your yard! I've never seen squirrels stretching out like that. I guess the duck did not like it. Great captures of the story!

Rita said...

Love the hissing and the lazy squirrels! You don't know how strange green looks to me right now--LOL!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful photos!! Love the way the squirrel is laying down to feed :D

Kathy said...

Fearless creatures. I've now trapped and relocated 11 squirrels. I haven't seen one in three weeks, but living in the middle of a pine forest, I know they will return.

edenhills said...

How you have me longing for warmer days and longer days.

Kathleen Scott said...

Looks like the buffet is big enough for all comers. The whistler hiss photo is too funny.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Too Funny!!
the squirrel seems to be saying - "All mine!!" and the whistlers want it too!! Such vivid colors in these two whistlers!!

pattisjarrett said...

Falling asleep in the food--too cute. Love those squirrels on their bellies. Great duck poses. I also like revisiting summer!

Rose said...

What beauties!

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