Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Gadwall



 





Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

128 comments:

It's me said...

Jij ook lieverd...!!..bedankt voor het afgelopen jaar............liefs van mij....x !!!

For you too darling ...!!..thanks for last year...love from me ...x !!!


It's not what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful.......but what you have in your heart........x !

Dianna said...

Well, Happy New Year to you, too!
Love all your photos of the waterfowl. In addition to "our" mallards (and one canvasback), we now have a few buffleheads. I would love to get photos of them, but they're too far from shore, and they spend a lot of time underwater!

Lynne said...

More subdued in color than the Mallard. The Gadwalls look serene.

Lynne said...

Happy New Year Missy TexWis . . .

DJan said...

I wish all of you at the Run-a-Round Ranch the best of new years! Blessings to the bounty of creatures who inhabit your life, and therefore mine. :-)

Judy said...

Wishing you a wonderful 2014 T!!

Tolga said...

wishing you a happy and peaceful new year :)

georgettesullins said...

May we enter the New Year as swimmingly as these ducks.

Debbie said...

oh i don't think i have ever seen these....and what a funny name they have!!

i hope 2014 is especially good to my dear friend in texas!!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

They look very content on your pond!
Happy New Year's Eve Tex!

Sandra said...

egads! it's a gadwall... sorry Tex, you know how crazy I am, but that is what i thought when I saw the name of the ducks...

joeh said...

Happy New Year!

miki58 -Jarosław Kaczmarek said...

Przepiekne kadry .
Niech Nowy Rok przyniesie Ci radość, miłość, pomyślność i spełnienie
wszystkich marzeń a gdy się one już spełnia nich dorzuci garść nowych
marzeń, bo tylko one nadają życiu sens!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...they're such a handsome duck!!!

ashok said...

happy new year TWG

troutbirder said...

Mmmmm. I need this duck on my "lifer" list and you have so many....:)

EG CameraGirl said...

I wish you all the best in 2014!!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A nice flotilla of gladwalls.

May you have a Happy New Year, Teresa!

Beth said...

I hope your new year is everything you want it to be. Thank you for all of the lovely photos you shared with us in 2013!

Arija said...

Cute duckies but nothing beats your whistlers.
A Happy New Year to you too.

Joop Zand said...

Theresa I wish you and all your blog friends a Happy New Year.

Warm greetings from Holland, Joop

holdingmoments said...

You get a good variety of water birds on your pond.

Have a great 2014

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the crack ducks.
I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy New Year.

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely little ducks I see over here... Happy New Year and I hope all your dreams and wishes for 2014 come true.

Patty Woodland said...

they look so soft.

Happy New Year to you too!

Molly The Wally said...

Tex wishing you and your family human and animal a very Happy & Prosperous New Year. We hope the year ahead will be filled with many good things. Have a great night.
Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Dave said...

A cracking species, one that I always enjoy seeing in the UK

Furry Bottoms said...

Happy New Year's, my dear friend! :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Lovely photos of your little Gadwall flotilla. Happy New Year to you, too, my friend.

Lynn said...

The Gadwell family are very sweet and you too have a lovely New Year's Eve and wonderful New Year.

Barb Brookbank said...

Happy New Year!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Always interesting to see what's in your pond. Have a wonderful new year, Tex!

Tanya Breese said...

you too!!

cobie en bas van Es said...

een heel gelukkig nieuwjaar.

Birdman said...

Right back at ya!... in 2014.

Stephanie said...

All the best to you too, for 2014.

Icy BC said...

These make me feel so relaxed to see.

Happy New Year!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy 2014 :-) Maybe this will be the year I win a piece of your art ;-)

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

I see everything is just ducky in your neck of the woods:@) Happy New Year, I wish you all the best in 2014-enjoy:@)

Sylvia K said...

Always love your duckies!! Thank you for sharing the beauty of your world and for being such a wonderful blogging friend!! Have a terrific and very Happy New Year!!

Sylvia

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

A quiet bringing in of the New Year at Run*A*Round Ranch tonight for you and the hounds?

Brian King said...

Now we're back to birds I've never seen around here. LOL! They're beautiful ducks, though I'm not sure I could ID them immediately if I did see them. Have a Happy New Year!

Findlay Wilde said...

We get Gadwall too. It's nice to end the year on a bird we share. I hope you have a really good 2014. from Findlay

Stephen Hayes said...

It must be exciting and rewarding to visit your pond every day and see who has showed up. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

You too T. I'm looking forward to seeing 2014 through your lens... :)

Deanna said...

Happy New Year to you too...looking forward to more of your critters in 2014!!

DIMI said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful ducks Tex!Wishing to you and your family Happy New Year!Thank you for your friendship!Happy holidays!
Dimi...

Gail Dixon said...

My, your pond attracts so many beautiful waterfowl. Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy new year! Can't wait to see the critters you'll photograph in 2014.

Nancy Claeys said...

Happy New Years to you, your hubby and all of your critters. :)

don said...

A good duck series. They look so good floating around and seemingly enjoying the lake.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Theresa, I wish you a Happy New Year!

karmnik54 said...

WSzystkiego najlepszego:)

Betsy Adams said...

Happy 2014 to you and yours. My wish for you is a year full of lots of JOY, PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS.

Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen S. said...

It's really been delightful following you and I look so forward to the new year and all your stunning and heartfelt lovely photos. A most happy year ahead for you and your loved ones!

Munir said...

Happy New Year to you, your family and to the birds and animals that you photograph:)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

They look so peaceful floating along... hope that bodes well for the coming year! Just smiled yesterday as I put my little bird friend back on the mantle to enjoy as the decorations came down... Nice to have that smile on a bleak day. Thank you. Wishing you all the best in 2014, T. blessings ~ t.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I have learned do much about ducks from you, and I have enjoyed it! Happy New Year!!

Jo's World said...

Hey Tex! Happy New Year! You added lots of fun to last year and I am looking forward to more in 2014.

Just thinking of you over-run by ducks gives me a smile, doesn't it you?

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Ela said...

Lovely pictures.
Happy New Year !

Paula said...

Wishing you the best New Year ever.

Hilary said...

Sweet little guys. Happy New Year, Theresa.

Jeanne said...

looks like they are all having a very peaceful morning!

A Quiet Corner said...

And a Happy New Year to you and all your critters, T!...:)JP

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you and Happy New Year to you!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Pretty shots! Wishing you a very happy new year!

mick said...

Great photos of the Gadwells. They look very contented sitting down on the water.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos to see the year!

Yes, a beautiful!
My best wishes to you TexWisGirl , thank you very much and a hug. Happy 2014! Leovi.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful ducks! Thank you for all nice comments on my blog. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Gail said...

Happy New Year!

Linda R said...

Thanks so much for being such a great blog friend. Happy 2014

Hugs~

~mel said...

Happy New Years to you and yours! Thanks for sharing with us all :)

messymimi said...

Happy New Year! To you and all the critters.

RedPat said...

They look a bit chilly! I've enjoyed your posts so much all year. Happy New Year!!

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barbara l. hale said...

Oh, just floating around... Happy New Year!!

Karen said...

Fun afloat, nice looking ducks! Wishing you all the best in 2014! Thanks for stopping by Beep's blog :)

Beth Edwards said...

pretty! quack quack!! ( :

Susan said...

Awesome little fellas! Happy New Year dear!

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Can't get enough of your duck photos, always so beautiful.
Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Have never seen Gadwalls in Illinois, but I am sure they are around, probably in Wisconsin. The first time I had even heard of them was in Kearney, Nebraska last March when we were there for the Sandhill Migration. So it is fun to see that they have made it to your ranch to gather in some warm weather ( warm relative to what we have up here:). Good Pictures TWG ... Hope your New Year brings all kinds of new freinds to your ranch for you to share with us. Happy New Year ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Terri Buster said...

Another new one for me Tex!
Wishing you and the hubs Happy New Year! Blessings!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Like those ducks, floating on the water and dreaming of tomorrow... Happy New Year to you both!
Hugs,
Mariette

Lindsjö taxar said...

Happy New Year!
Thanks for your nice comments 2013. Looking forward to 2014 with you and your visitors at your pond, love it!
Hugs Majsan//

parker said...

Best of the New Year to you! The Gadwells will probably be sleeping at the stroke of midnight!

Jeanne said...

Those ducks going to a party??

I'm wishing you a new year full of love, happiness and blessings.

Montanagirl said...

To my knowledge, I have never seen a Gadwall. Aren't you glad you have that pond??

Carole M. said...

can't say I've heard of these ones before Theresa; they looks so contented there - sweet snaps

eileeninmd said...

Cute Gadwalls, are they joining the Whistling ducks for the New Year's bash? Happy New Year to you and yours!

KB Bear said...

Is there a waterfowl New Year's Ball on your pond every year? You sure do get to see a lot of beautiful birds there.

Raggedy Creations said...

Happy New Year.

Felicia

Crissi said...

Happy New Year for you!
Hugs Crissi

Red said...

Thank you and a great 2014 to you.

Fjällripan said...

I wish you a happy new year too! :))

Julia said...

Oh my... I think I want to be a duck. They sure live a life of leisure. I just love the beautiful background of the water in the two first pictures and the ducks are beautiful as well.

Happy New year Theresa and thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my blog during this past
year.
May all your wishes come true.
Hugs,
JB

Neil said...

Great photos Happy New Year.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy New year my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

LV said...

A duckie paradise.

Ms. A said...

Happy New Year, woman! Stay warm!

Maggid said...

You are a wonderful friend. I'm so grateful you are in my life.

Tremendously Wonderful New Year to YOU!!!!

Farm Girl said...

Happy New Year to you!!! I hope I get to leave a comment today. I am hoping I will be 100. :)
I hope your New Year is as peaceful as those swimming ducks. :)

Indrani said...

Lovely captures!
A very happy new year to you my friend!

Randy said...

Cute group! Happy New Year!

Elaine said...

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Paul said...

Happy New Years to you and yours! Looking forward to more pictures from the Run*A*Round Ranch in 2014!

pattisjarrett said...

Those are quite pretty, the black details are so elegant.
Happy New Year!

Rita said...

Peaceful!
Happy New Year, Theresa! :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
I checked "Gadwall" and saw the images from pc p;) Yes, the ducks from your 29th post are the ones even I can see here in my area.

Thank you SO much for your last year's kindness and sweet comments. I feel really blessed being your humble friend from Japan. Right now, having a quiet new year with my husband without any guest p;) Wishing a Happy and Prosperous New Year to my dear American Photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Stewart M said...

Nice looking ducks - I used to see them in the UK - the black back third was a bit of a give away.

Thanks for all the comments over the last year.

Cheers and have a good New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

Our photos said...

Happy New Year, Teresa!
Big hug, RW & SK

Trollstubben foto said...

Happy New Year's my Dear friend.
Thank You for all your beautyful picture's.
From Karin

Debs said...

What happy ducks. Happy new year :)

Bob Bushell said...

Have a happy new year 2014 Theresa.

Gordon said...

It looks very tranquil where the ducks are, nice pics.
All the very best for 2014, Gordon.

Elaine said...

Theresa, I drew your name for my calendar giveaway. If you email me your mailing address at arcticwheels@yahoo.com I'll get it on its way to you.

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!
xoxo

Pallavi said...

Happy new year dear Theresa :) Have a great year ! Hugs!

HansHB said...

A great serie!
Happy New Year to you!

Terry and Linda said...

You also! Onward we go...one more year and the excitement of the unknown!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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Mandy Southgate said...

Happy new year to you too!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex This is a great duck to see. HAPPY NEW YEAR. THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND COMMENTING ON MY BLOG IN 2013.

McGuffy Ann said...

Another interesting bird! You are blessed! Thank you for sharing and blessing us. Happy new year!

Cloudia said...

duck day for you and me!

Helma said...

Very nice this gadwalls. I've just happened yesterday geofotgrafeerd. I have yet to figure out, but you can see them saying it once appear on ijn blog. :-)

Daryl said...

happy new year and i wish it was that warm here

bon bon said...

looks like quite the party you threw. ;)

blessings to you all year long, theresa!

damian said...



I have not seen on your site these ducks. Very nice pictures :)

Happy New Year Teresa :)

Greets from Poland :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful duck photos! Happy New Year!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful ducks!

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