Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Whistler (Actually Two) for Thursday

Duck #1 on a fence panel
"LA!"

"LA"

"La"

"la..."
 Duck #2 on a nearby fence panel
"Airhead"

132 comments:

Alica said...

I think they must see you coming with your camera and pose, every time! :)

Mike said...

Just think, if they hang around long enough, their bills will match the orange barrier.

Revrunner said...

:-)

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

I love that he's standing on the point of the fence:@)

Elaine said...

Very cute!

messymimi said...

They do look content to be there. Nice photos.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That is some impressive balance :)

Molly The Wally said...

LOL the first duck and it's feet look so comical. Great shots. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

these two are hanging on by a feather. winter does make brain cells move slower. I know.

georgettesullins said...

How do they do that?

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Your commentary is priceless. :)

The shot of Duck #2 is really nice, showing off those great colors in his feathers.

Pom Pom said...

They stay so busy, those whistlers!

DIMI said...

Lol!!!Oh,how cute the whistler duck looks Tex!!!Great shots!!I love those ducks!!!!
Dimi...

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Your whistlers crack me up! Are they posing for you?

Crissi said...

Super!
Nice day
Crissi

Crissi said...

Super!
Nice day
Crissi

Indrani said...

:D Loved the comments more.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fine!!!.. So agile!!!.. Greetings from Spain ..

Nancy's Notes said...

You are too funny, thanks for the early morning, before a full cuppa coffee smile! Awesome shots. The way you get them to pose is just amazing, Tex!

Dianne said...

he does love to pose for you

Kate said...

Those ducks have pretty good balance!!

magnoliasntea said...

Airhead is my fave.

DJan said...

Whistlers are amazingly acrobatic with those webbed feet. Love the pictures! :-)

Dicky Bird said...

Duck 1 is so cute!

Tanya Breese said...

haha airhead!

Lynne said...

Grippers in style . . .

Sandra said...

your ducks are just so talented.....

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Haha, the first whistler has a great balance sense to stand like that:-) I laughed the way you call them p;)

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

genie said...

Your fine feathered friends really do love you and your homeplace. La-La-La...that is the way we all feel at times. Are these some of the grown up babies returning for some more fun and games at the Run Around Ranch?

Pix Under the Oaks said...

La la la, I love them!
Good Morning Tex!

Montanagirl said...

Ha! You have the best kind of entertainment: It's great, and doesn't cost a thing - well, maybe some mixed bird seed.

Rose said...

Walking on a thin line.....from In Pursuit's Thin Line...

They are worth their weight in gold for the enjoyment they provide.

Cranberry Morning said...

Who could look at those birds and not smile!

Beth Niquette said...

I don't think I've ever seen a duck on a fence, either. You have a strange flock of duckies in your neck of the woods! Lovely pictures...they are so full of life and humor.

joeh said...

There is just something comical about an acrobatic duck. They are like the John Belluci of the animal world.

cobie en bas van Es said...

hij heeft daar wel een mooi overzicht.

Randy said...

Practicing for the circus.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

):- Tex..these Whistlers are incredible.
Do they arrive at a certain time of the day.. or are there all the time.
The top one, sure knows how to stand on a steel pipe. la la la ..

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh my gosh- too funny this morning...I sure do like to see these cute guys.. hey your pond is looking great! I sure hope our drought is over!

Łucja-Maria said...

Oh, I love your duck.
This time I see a duck acrobat.
Your photos are beautiful.
I send greetings.
Lucia

Sally said...

Don't know how you do it, but you do it great! :)

Primitive Stars said...

They just know your putting their pictures on your blog, show offs, Francine.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Duck #1- Poor feet on that fence. But if it hurt - he could move!!
Too funny!

Blackberry Lane said...

So whimsical.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Too cute, love how that first one is perched on the fence!

Irma said...

Great shots.
The last picture is my favorite.

Jo's World said...

Did the rest of their family take off and move somewhere else? Maybe they are BOTH worried!

Cheers,
Jo

Patty Woodland said...

They are so fun

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Interesting and pretty.

Julie G. said...

Very cute! Love the whistlers, your photographs and fun comments!

Sylvia K said...

They do pose for you!!! What fun!!!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Just take a minute to catch up with y'all and all the beautiful photos. Wish we had a Whistler here; they are so handsome.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Margie said...

You and the whistlers always make me smile.

don said...

The whistler looks so pert and self assured. Excellent capture of their color with details I like.

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

Why does the whistler choose to stand on the fence post? Because he can.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful poser or two.

Candy C. said...

Very cute post!! :)

DeniseinVA said...

Such cute photos! I really envy how they can stand on a fence like that, such a great balancing act. How do they do that? If I tried I'd be falling out of my shoes and landing in your pond!

bailey-road.com said...

Funny! Those silly ducks.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That whistler is the king (or queen) of balance!

Mama Zen said...

These are really lovely!

Furry Bottoms said...

a green mallard quacked at me this morning. I hadn't seen it in my path on my way to the door of the building where I work. WHY the duck was there, I don't know... but it isn't normal. He gave me an angry glare and flapped his wings and was all defensive, as if I was on the offensive. "No no Donald Duck, I'm not going to do anything to you. I'm just going to work. You wanna go for me?" I said in a very low voice. It stopped flapping its wings and the angry glare was replaced with a wary look. Oh well, I tried.

Pantherka said...

These are great shots - super :-)

sharon said...

tight rope act. so talented!

RedPat said...

I love these guys!

Ms. A said...

Ha! Your captions are always so dang good!

Red said...

You come up with some good stories to go along with photos.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

those feet are too great. he/she is so showing off ... great shots!! ( :

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Haha! They are so cute!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Who would have ever thought ducks could provide so much entertainment? Your captions are great!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh those silly ducks!

Karen said...

LOL, love these shots!

Beth said...

I love those whistlers!

Lynn said...

these guys are born comedians-super shots.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely pictures!

parker said...

Just perched on the fence till feeding time.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's no wonder you like these guys, the whistlers are chock-full of personality.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

LOL! I love their balancing acts.

A Quiet Corner said...

Amazing how their bg feet can balance on such a small surface!!!!...:)JP

Sue in the Wood said...

These are fantastic photos. Raf and I are birders, and we love whistlers!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Cute! Can I borrow a few Whistler's? There's not much action going on down by my pond. 'Course it might have something to do with the fact that it's been frozen over most of the winter! :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great Picture!
I love their feet. Like modern boots in pink

Laura said...

Now that is excellent balance!

Farm Girl said...

Totally funny and I do think that is what they were saying. You have become very good at understanding duck. :)

William Kendall said...

Splendid shots! You bring out their character!

Michael Manning said...

This post brought a smile today!

Ela said...

Great photos ! Lovely scene :)
Greetings

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, beautiful photos.

Marissa said...

Always look forward to your amazing posts.
love the phots

Stephen Hayes said...

These guys really know how to balance.

Fjällripan said...

Fnatastic photos! Love the first :))

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Cute cute cute & cute!

barbara l. hale said...

Made me laugh out loud. Those silly whistlers!

Leovi said...

Love it, very glad at your pedestal!

Inger said...

I love those birds.

eileeninmd said...

They always make me smile, they are so darn cute. Great shots!

Giga said...

To kaczki akrobatki. Pozdrawiam.
This duck acrobats. Yours.

wayside wanderer said...

Such big and pretty feet! haha Silly duck.

SweetMarie said...

So funny!!! You could start your own cartoon! :)

Gert said...

Oh my, those birds really...really love to pose for you...don't they? smile.... (Great photos!)

Michelle said...

They are such posers!

Stephanie said...

Extremely cute!

Raggedy Creations said...

love his feet

Paula said...

Such good balance.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, You are a mind-reader for sure! Ha! This was such a fun post. Have an outstanding day tomorrow!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Quite the trapeze artist!!

Gail Dixon said...

Amazing the myriad of poses you were able to capture. They certainly are attention-getters with exceptional balance!

c. Joy said...

Now that your ducks are comedians I love them even more.

Barb Brookbank said...

They crack me up every time!

Brian King said...

LMAO! These ducks aren't right! Screwy in the head.

bj said...

I swear they are the cutest things, ever. I'm coming to see you one of these days so I can see all these cuties you have on your ranch. Maybe you'll make me one of your famous Margaritas.....:))
Did I win the painting....???? :)

Cloudia said...

La!




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

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Congrats to you as you really have them sitting pretty!
Hugs,
Mariette

Susan said...

So cute - loving those cute pink feet :D)

Linda said...

Something about the way he stands just looks like a cartoon!

ladyfi said...

Love these -- they made me smile.

Paul said...

Ha ha, these guys are the greatest!

Weekend-Windup said...

See how it is balancing and standing at the edge of the fence.

Eva Ason said...

These are so cute

diane b said...

Giggle.

Made by KKann said...

..how cute..

Terry and Linda said...

They sure can stand steady on such round surfaces with such flat feet!

Linda
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Debbie said...

an awesome balancing act!!

Jeevan said...

Superb capture! That’s wonderful for their feet to balance

pattisjarrett said...

LOL It looks like a perfect landing, though, I'll give it a 10.

Laura. M said...

It grips well to the fence ;)

Donna said...

They are so funny with their pink feet!

Rita said...

LOL! ;)

Helma said...

Lol ..... it remains a very nice duck.
He stands there on that beautiful pole lol ....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So wonderful...

petspeopleandlife said...

I really like the one whistling duck on the fence. I can see the duck better when it is the "lone duck." These pics are very good.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Great balancing act!

~Lindy

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