Friday, December 20, 2013

Whistlers on the Fence

The juveniles ducks practicing their balancing act on the corral panels that lead down into the pond.




Joined by an adult.

 
I liked the reflections of the downed trunks in the background.
 Linking to Weekend Reflections

121 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Love the whistlers' antics! The little guys have grown!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi tex. perhaps they are going to have a career in the circus! May I wish you a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Won,t be posting so much or commenting over this season.

Our photos said...

Hahaha! Cute photos!!!

georgettesullins said...

Yes, the reflections are lovely.

diane b said...

Fabulous shots especially the last one.

Beth Edwards said...

that is so weird ... i just commented & it totally disappeared. so odd.

any who. i wonder what they are talking on. guess this is what they call "fence friends" ... i have heard that is where you learn the best news & have great times. ( :

Andy said...

Neat photos. Seeing ducks on a perch is a rare sight for me.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

So, in that second picture is one duck like "whoa" and then in the third all the others are like "WHOA!"

Molly The Wally said...

LOL they are quite the circus clowns. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

JM said...

They look so cute in a row! :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, great balancing act, love the reflection in the pond, Blessings Francine.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've mentioned before, I know, how I love your whistler images. These are not disappointing!!! Great ones once again. I LOVE the first joined by adult.

Sending along a Merry Christmas wish to you and your family from Bud and me.

ashok said...

cute guys...

Julia said...

Your faithful Whistlers are beautiful. I like how they blend in the dry grasses. You are going to have more next year to photograph.

Hope your day is going smooth.
Hugs,
JB

Magnolia Tea said...

Beautiful Whistlers and photos! I love the next-to-last one.

Dicky Bird said...

The reflections are neat. They are getting big!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex there is nothing better in the morning than a good dose of the antics of your Whistlers. Hug B

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The last picture is gorgeous.The ducks on the rails reminds me of watching my granddaughter on the balance beam in gymnastics.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Tex!
Those kids are too cute for words!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely photos, such sweet birds

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I wish I had that kind of balance LOL

DIMI said...

They look so cute Tex!!!Wonderful pictures!!!Wish you a happy weekend!!
Dimi...

DJan said...

Looks like they are also practicing their wingersizing moves, too. :-)

Karen said...

I've never seen ducks PERCH like that.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I'm smiling at these funny fellas. Love the "ducks in a row" shots and the beautiful reflections.

Sandra said...

these guys have their own balance beam and are really good at walking it.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Oh those duckies are cute! I like that picture where the adult and only one juvenile are facing the same direction and the other juveniles are facing the opposite way. Fun! Have a great weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

These birds are just a hoot (or is it a honk or quack?) to watch. Thanks for the fun. MB

Bob Bushell said...

Balancing the Whistlers.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice whistlers!

Beth said...

Those whistlers are really true acrobats! So cute!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They're doing very well with the balance thing! I love the photos where they're all in a row. And the reflections are beautiful.

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

I thought a game of "Last duck standing" would ensue. Yes, I too like that last shot.

Willow said...

I just love those little blue beaked baby whistlers !!
See me running to hug em all ...as the fly off into the sunset ~ course I slipped and fell before I got there as I am rather clumsy.
Still I love those blue beaked baby whistlers lol

Lois Evensen said...

Can't get enough of these. :) So cute!

Sylvia K said...

Love those last shots with them all lined up on the fence!! They are so cute and, no, I can't get enough of them either!! Have a great weekend!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I absolutely love the one where they are facing opposite directions, it's hilarious.

Łucja-Maria said...

Wonderful pictures. I can watch hours of your ducks.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Lucia

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They're so cute lined up on the fence!

Gail Dixon said...

Oh my gosh, I love the way they're lined up on the fence. All the youngsters are facing the same way except for the one who is facing the same direction as the parent. Love those shots!!

Lynn said...

these are wonderful shots, I like the two that are not participating in the photo shoot line up...little renegades.

Marissa said...

Love it.
A perfect gift for you would be a one of a kind "duck dynasty" duck caller.
My husband ordered one. can't wait to try..

don said...

A fine shot of the youthful ducks. I especially like the one with the adult. And the reflection one is a favorite too.

RedPat said...

Good to see them all looking so strong!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You've got your ducks all in a row.

Sally said...

LOL Laughing at Lisa!

Great shots. :)

Betty Manousos said...

smart captures of the ducks in a row! lovely scenes indeed!

EG CameraGirl said...

Aren't they funny?!

'Tsuki said...

They have a good equilibrium, for ducks ; I'm surprise : we almost never see ducks on narrow fences like that... Very unique shots !

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

either this is truly getting your ducks in a row or we're in for a wonderful a-cappella concert

Felicidades!

Nancy J said...

I do like the one with young ones and one adult on the rail, super colours. And what a test for them to balance. Cheers, Jean.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I love these images so relaxing!

Ileana said...

Great photos ! Great photographer!:)
Wonderful birds!Lovely place !
Have a great weekend and ...
Merry Christmas!

EastCoastLife said...

The little ones have grown bigger :)
Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

I wonder if their blue would be bluer up here in the cold weather? I love your Duck Family ... they have become a regular part of my life now that my ducks have left for the winter. Have a wonderful Christmas TexWisGirl ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

HansHB said...

Great reflections, - nice birds!
Merry Christmas to you!

DeniseinVA said...

The little one's foot must be healing if he can jump up on the fence, here's hoping :) Great, great photos!

stiefbeen said...

aan het repeteren voor de kerstuitvoering??

Terri Buster said...

Love it, love it- they are so cute.

Malyss said...

When they're in line like this , they make mùe think of music notes!:o)
I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas!

Inger said...

Have you thought about the fact that this family of ducks has provided so many of us with various and wonderful wildlife experiences and an insight into the life of Whistler Ducks for months now? Thank you so much for taking the time to capture them growing up.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh I love these shots! It's cool to see them in different environments.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a cute line-up.

Filip Demuinck said...

The birds are giving a show. Great pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Karen S. said...

These are hands down the best photos yet. They are by themselves, but especially grouped together like this, pure art!

Ruth Kelly said...

They look very comfortable on that fence.

Farm Girl said...

Very good balance. I love the still reflections.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely photos of those six juveniles. Guess what? Yesterday I did purchase another heavy bird bath that we can observe from our bay window. You have inspired me by many of your photos and we do have lots of birds too.
Hugs,
Mariette

karmnik54 said...

Wszystkie razem:)

Andrew Fulton said...

It's great to see how they balance on perches...

Mary said...

I just can't get over their adorableness! :)

Stephen Hayes said...

They look like they've mastered the balancing thingy. It seems like just yesterday they were tiny balls of fluff.

Jan n Jer said...

I like the shot also...nice reflections!

jeannettestgermain said...

You waited till you had all your "ducks" (birds) in a row! A marry Christmas to you:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sweet....got your ducks in a row!
I do love when they do that.

Paul said...

Perfect captures! What great entertainment this must be for you each day, who needs a tv!

Debbie said...

there's always one, in every group....

must be a male, with a wandering eye!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Six little whistlers sitting on the fence! I love the reflections too..that last picture is just gorgeous.

Ela said...

Beautiful photos and your whistlers are gorgeous !

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great nature shots ~ Merry Xmas to you ~ carol, xxx

Robin Lamb said...

T, they've got lining up in a row just about down pact. Took a little to get everyone in a row, but they managed! Still amazes me that they sit like that!

Tammy said...

Awwww, i've missed seeing some whistlers! Love the fenceful~too cute!!!

Terry and Linda said...

They are really grown!! It's nice they are all back and adding to our visits with you!

Linda
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genie said...

Love that line up on the fence of the young ducks. They are sososo cute. You are very lucky they decided to come back for an extended stay.

Raggedy Creations said...

They have really long legs, didn't realize that before.

Hilary said...

I think it's so funny to see ducks perched on a fence. It just seems goofy with those big webbed feet. But awfully cute.

Paula said...

Wish I had their balance skills, I could use a couple of wings too.

Janey and Co. said...

That is a great reflection! Gosh they look cute all lined up!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love their balancing skills! This is the first place I have ever seen ducks on a fence. Great photos! xo

KB Bear said...

What amazing balance! They are a flock of acrobats.

Stephanie said...

They are sooo cute!

Carletta said...

Cute little gymnasts!
Merry Christmas my friend!
'See you' in the New Year! :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Fun shots! Looks like the balance beam!!

Randy said...

I think they have adopted you.

Barbara said...

I'm still jealous, but I did see a male and female mallard today who didn't fly right away!

MastHoliday said...

Impressive captures! cute birds..

Aditi said...

:) Cute!!
Wishing you a very magical and prosperous Christmas Tex!! Have a good one :)

Stewart M said...

Wonderful Whistlers! I really like them.

I'd rather have the icy weather than hot!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: thanks for all of this years comments.

McGuffy Ann said...

I love these pictures. These ducks are so adorable!

eileeninmd said...

Great fence shots and you know why. They include my favorite Whistling Ducks. They are so darn cute! Happy Weekend!

Irma said...

Beautiful whistlers as sitting on the fence.

damian said...



They have nice legs, these ducks :)

Greetings from Poland
Damian :-)


Nature in the Burbs said...

They are sooooo cute!

barbara l. hale said...

I love these pics! The last one is beautiful. Those ducks are just the best.

Jeanne said...

What a handsome family. Looks as if they are practicing flying a bit in one of those, but since they disappeared before the ice, guess they already have that skill down!

Laura said...

Beautiful photos! Wishing you joy and peace:-)

James said...

Cool reflections and I love the photo that's titled "joined by an adult"

Mandy Southgate said...

These are great photos! I love the framing and composition of the second last one with all but one of the Whistlers in a row. Thanks for your answer to my last question!

Maggid said...

wonder if they feel they have to "tone it down" because elder duck arrived. (just writing that is goofy , , , I've started to laugh already . .

grin

Pallavi said...

They do a great job at balancing :)

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
There are some great comments here! It's as much fun to read the comments as see the photos.

«Louis» wonders if in the bird shots you've taken, you've gotten any shots of the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker that inhabits the halls of Congress?
Several can probably been found in Austin, as well...
:-)

Pat Tillett said...

I know I've said it a bunch of times, but I LOVE these guys! They are looking teenagers now. These are really some nice photos...

bon bon said...

i keep waiting for those bills to show some color. maybe you should start a pool. ;)

pattisjarrett said...

It looks like they've got the hang of it!

Brian King said...

Even if there was any doubt before, it's obvious they're soldier ducks! LOL! Goofballs!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a great series! I loved seeing them standing all in a row, and the one mimicking the adult.

~Lindy

Helma said...

Lol .... seemed very fun to watch as they do their exercises on the edge of the bridge railing :-)

Liz Needle said...

What a hoot! This series made me smile. Thanks for sharing the fun.

s.c said...

Great duck shots . Like them.

Rose said...

Shots like these with them lined up on the 'fence' just cracks me up. Always.

Rose said...

This is one of my favorite posts of these guys...I so love them all line up in the last three shots!

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