Sunday, April 27, 2014

For a Serene Sunday Scene...

Whistling Ducks at rest in the yard.

Soaking up some sunshine.
Camera 1: left

Camera 2: right


Makes me want to go bowling for Whistlers. :)


"Bowling for what did you say?!"

No worries - just relax!

I liked how this one almost came out like a painting.
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

126 comments:

joeh said...

In MD. and I think Ma. they have a form of bowling called "Duck Pins." Now I know where they got that name.

Sandra said...

i love the camera 1 and 2 left right... cool... and the second shot he seems to me to be giving you and your camera The Look...while doing his yoga, or is that pelotes?

Karen said...

The last shot is gorgeous.

Arija said...

So lovely to see them feeling so at home at your place. Beautiful.

Ela said...

Gorgeous creatures ! They also sometimes need a rest. They look beautiful on the green meadow.
Have a nice Sunday :)

Revrunner said...

Except that if I could paint like that, I'd give up photography. :-)

eileeninmd said...

A happy Sunday for me, to see your cute Whistling Ducks!! Awesome shots! Happy Sunday!

diane b said...

They are so cute and your shots are so good. Love your captions too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Clearly they feel right at home there. ;)

Brk Trt said...

Peaceful and relaxing indeed.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They look very relaxed on your yard.

Kate said...

I am amazed ! I never thought that those Whistlers ever rested!!

georgettesullins said...

They are so still taking in that sun. I can almost feel that warm sunshine.

karmnik54 said...

Do mojego sąsiede zaczęły przylatywać krzyżówki:)

Bob Bushell said...

A pleasant whistling sort of day.

Molly The Wally said...

LOL fat and full and time for a sun bathe. Have a serene Sunday and let us all partake of some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Lol! This made me smile - thanks!

Kerri Farley said...

Lovely!

Marit Sønstebø said...

I love the whistlers! They have grown really big :-)

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooie foto,s

Roan said...

Love the Whistlers and yes, that last one does look like a painting, but love the "bowling for what" shot!

Brian King said...

Nice shots! I didn't think they ever rested like "normal" ducks. LOL! Goobers.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Aaaahh! Lovely and relaxing. I like that leg stretch!

Lynne said...

I never get tired of those Whistlers . . . how many today?

Sally in WA said...

Duck pins...that was a clever comment earlier. :-) Nice set of shots this morning.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Love seeing your Whistlers. You take care today..I wish I had a hidey hole to get in..

Naquillity said...

love how that one is sunning with its leg all stretched out. and they do appear to be lining up like bowling pins... hope all is well. have a great day~

It's me said...

Have a relax sunday....love Ria...x !

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

Lovin' the leg action in the second pic:@)

Michelle said...

I like that second photo, with the inquisitive look!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex oh I love Whistlers and yes the last one i like a painting love it. Hug B

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

yes that last one is a gorgeous capture of your lens.

like that l@@k the one whistler gave you when he heard you say, "bowling for whistlers, anyone"?

messymimi said...

What a nice, relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I love those pictures of the whistler ducks!

Anvilcloud said...

I am whistling at the cure Whistlers this morning.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the Whistlers.
Looks very relaxed.
Greetings Irma

Karen S. said...

Thank you for the cheery photos, as my morning is full of thunder, lightning, pouring rain and one pup shaking under my feet!

Montanagirl said...

These guys are just tooooo cute! They like napping on your lawn.

William Kendall said...

The whistlers are right at home.

Lynn said...

sweet group shots and fabulous close ups-I love their rich colouring. No bowling for whistlers allowed in Texas, I read that somewhere ;-)

Kleine Waldameise said...

Immer wieder eine Freude, die Enten-Gemeinschaft!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's always fun to see photos of your whistlers. No bowling though!

Gert said...

Wow! Great photos!! I love how they rest...do they turn their heads into their bodies?? Last shot is just like a painting...Beautiful!

Blessings,
Gert

Jeanne said...

That last shot is very nice with the blurred background. Maybe your F stop was set lower than usual.. I am assuming that at least some of these whislers were from that late batch last fall??? They seem to enjoy your company quite a bit, and are very tolerant of the camera.

Stephen Hayes said...

Pretty pics. I don't recall you photographing them on the grass before.

ellen abbott said...

these crazy ducks always make me laugh.

Red said...

I would think whistlers have a big dose of curiosity . They always seem to be checking something out.

Roxy the traveling dog said...

Just chillin in the sunshine.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! But you better keep those bowling thoughts to yourself. Lol

rainfield61 said...

There are so many of them.

Such a lazy day.

And this must be Sunday.

DJan said...

Ahhh.... Sunday whistlers. I'm in heaven. Bowling for whistlers? You're sick, woman! :-)

Beth said...

Great shots of the whistlers. They seem to be so tame!

Timi said...

These photos are great!!!
And bowling? :o)))Hahaha!

don said...

They are usually so busy, it's great to see them taking it easy. Even then they have this saucy look like something is about to happen. A fine post!

Sylvia K said...

Love your Whistlers and they do look laid back!!

Leovi said...

Good pictures that show the beauty of this bird!

Blackberry Lane said...

I love all the photos. LOL to bowling!!!

Have a good day.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Teresa, and say "Hi" for me to those gorgeous Whistling Ducks.

Terry and Linda said...

I love their colors!!! So rich and warm! I would love some warm sunshine here also!

✿♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jo's World said...

I love seeing them in the sun, with their head tucked under their wing. All great photos of these beautiful birds!

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and the cat they call Z

Farm Girl said...

Lovely, peaceful shots. I love the green grass.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Aww.. all sweet pictures of the Whistlers today. I needed them.. :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

I like the painted look too and the expressions, but especially love the one with the leg stretched out and the head cocked to the side.

Sally said...

These are awesome! Look how green your grass! :)

xoxo

DIMI said...

Amazing pictures of the Whistling Ducks,Tex!!Great shots indeed!!Wish you a happy week!
Dimi...

Birdman said...

What?
Lose your whistle?

Pom Pom said...

Oh yes! That last shot is wonderful!

Fly Girl said...

What expressive faces those ducks have! Love the red beaks.

Raggedy Creations said...

love the play of shadows and light in the pics.

Pamela Gordon said...

They are really quite cute ducks. Great series of photos.

Nancy J said...

1,Left, and 2 Right, super focus, every one a winner. Lovely to have them right there in your own yard. Cheers, Jean.

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, they really can turn their heads all the way around, can't they? That one duck looks as though he was watching you, watch him.

Robin Lamb said...

T, a great series of shots!

Aditi said...

Chilling on a lazy Sunday!! I like! :D

Made by KKann said...

Jepp - my kids!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

such cute looking birds a joy to look at.

peter

Primitive Stars said...

Here a duck, there a duck, very nice pictures. Your grass is soooo green, beautiful, blessings Francine.

RedPat said...

I always enjoy seeing our little friends! ;-)

Anni said...

Those sweeties know just where they're loved!!! @ Ms. T's ranch.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, You should write a children's book featuring "Your" Whistlers! Use your prose and your photographs. A nice short and sweet little book would be fun. Just an idea. Have a pleasant coming week and enjoy your ranch and all the critters.

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful setting. It is wonderful to enjoy such serenity. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Fireblossom said...

They look relaxed!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I like the last one very much

Cloudia said...

Quizzical, peaceful, pleasing. Perhaps I'll reincarnate as one!


Quack

barbara l. hale said...

"Bowling for whistlers" LOL! Love that last pic, too. And all the rest.

Patty Woodland said...

I love their colors

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

They really look like the are enjoying the sun. I agree, the last one is a framer!

Carole M. said...

nice to rest up some in the sunshine

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures. They look so relaxed and contented.

Margie said...

Cute, cute!

KB Bear said...

Wonderful photos. They are so expressive, and look relaxed and happy in these photos!

retriever said...

Gorgeous colors this ducks :)

have a good evening:)


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Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots today and yes the last one does look like a painting.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

"...bowling for whistlers"...too funny. I absolutely love the last photo.

Samantha K said...

my favorite visitors! love these guys

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the 2nd shot - almost like Whistler yoga ... stretching that leg out. so cute!! ha. ha!! ( :

Barb Brookbank said...

Your whistlers are outstanding today! LOVE that last shot!

parker said...

Nice camera work! A couple of spares but mostly strikes!

Randy said...

Looks like they are enjoying the sun.

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

Even silly ducks like sunday naps!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
I LOVE your sweet Whistling Ducks' peaceful faces and the relaxed atmosphere♡♡♡ Yes, the last shot sure look like gorgeous painting (especially the background)(^_^)v

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

Chandra said...

Very pretty ducks. I see bunches of Canadian geese around here, but not many ducks.

The last photo does look like a very nice painting.

Well done!

Peace :)

DeniseinVA said...

I love these, and especially the cute quizzical looking expression in the second photo.

Susan said...

The last one does look like a painting, maybe you should draw that one for your next giveaway!

Paula said...

We saw three Whistlers at the tank again last week but they aren't tame like yours. Maybe because that is the only thing around there I don't feed.

Catherine said...

This birds are lucky to have all that green grass to play on!
xo Catherine

Paul said...

Whistlers on Sunday... Doesn't even rhyme, but they are sure interesting characters! I agree, that last picture does almost look like a painting.

Lady Lilith said...

I can tell spring has finally come by you. The grass is so green and everyone is having such fun. Thanks for sharing the amazing photographs.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That last one IS like a painting. Have you ever drawn whistlers?

They look like they're having a drowsy Sunday afternoon--kind of like mine. :-)

Rita said...

They look so comfy in the green grass. And they look shiny feathered and well fed. ;)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a lovely and peaceful sight in your garden!
The last one is incredible looking like painted...
Hugs,
Mariette

Lindsjö taxar said...

Love them, you have to give them names ...you must know them really well by now :-)

Gail Dixon said...

Love them ALL! The contrast of the bright green grass with their colors is superb.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

They never cease to amaze me.

Pantherka said...

Wonderful and fantastic photos.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such sweet pictures, they look so peaceful.

Marie said...

Warming in the sun...they are so delightful! A lovely, peaceful afternoon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes, they are all adorable of course, but that last picture is frame-worthy.

Barbara Shallue said...

Great shots! They really are beautiful.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love it when they role on their sides to soak up the sun --- of course then role over to warm up the other side!!

Hilary said...

Such sweet faces. The last few are especially nice pics.

edenhills said...

It certainly does look peaceful!

Helma said...

This beautiful whistlers :-) I still find them really beautiful. Just sit it on your land or near a pond in your neighborhood?

thirtysevenandcounting said...

All great captures! Really like that last one, too.

~Lindy

Eva Ason said...

These birds are really cute

bon bon said...

maybe you need to paint that last one!
and i'm imagining a head of lettuce or cabbage as the bowling ball... ;)

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