Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 71

Playing king of the hill on the old bird bath pedestal.
I loved the expressions of the ones alongside on the ground.

Group head tilts!






Where was the plastic platter/coffee can topper contraption? Well, after a lot of this...

 
 and a lot of this...
they cracked the plastic platter. I did manage to repair it, though...with duct tape (DUCT, not duck). :)

137 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Yes, you'd better distinguish between duck and duct, or you will have a bunch of anxious ducks on your hands.

Kate said...

You have a very active family there.

William Kendall said...

Three more whistlers is all your ducks need to have an army out to march over the face of the earth.

A Quiet Corner said...

Nothing like duct tape for use with ducks!!!...:)JP

Mary Cromer said...

These are all such wonderful expressions of these great ducks and your eye and camera, wonderful share~

Lindsjö taxar said...

Ha ha Lovely Pictures. Looks like he is having a speach for his friends.
Love it!
Majsan/

messymimi said...

Whatcha doin' up there, George? Uh, George?

So cute, and there is a brand of duct tape that is called "Duck" brand!

EG CameraGirl said...

Somebody has to be top duck, I guess. :)

Dicky Bird said...

Funny - the last few where the duck has his one foot up - reminds me of Karate Kid - where he is posing with 1 foot up...just getting ready to kick the next duck off the perch.

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

i'm king of the Whistlers. so cute & funny too!! ( :

cobie en bas van Es said...

het lijkt wel een vergadering.

Carole M. said...

looks like they all wanted a turn

Gert said...
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Gert said...

Oh, those naughty Whistlers...lol thank God for duct tape! My husband always says it will repair anything except a broken heart!

Blessings,
Gert

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

This started my day with a smile...gotta love those silly Whistlers!!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex they don't make duct tape like they used too:) Hug B

Janey and Co. said...

So cute. They can be very entertaining! My favorite tools around the house are duct tape and floral wire!

Molly The Wally said...

BOL BOL duct not duck tape. They really are very comical. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

stardust said...

You never fail to make me smile with these cute ducks. Terrific.

Yoko

Roan said...

Laughing out loud here. Love it!

Pamela Gordon said...

Great pics of these funny ducks. Do they stay there all year around or is this just a stopping off point for now? And yes, it is Duct tape. :)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

They've elected a leader!

georgettesullins said...

So funny! I can almost hear him say "Hear ye, hear ye, the platter is being mended and will come out soon."

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

'excuse me...hakm, hakm...excuse me...' 'the reason i called you all here...hakm...excuse me...I called you all here because i wanted to update you on our coffee can and plate status...we're doing all we can to repair the plate which someone mischievously has broken... it will be soon then we can get back to our regular 'whistling' routine...excuse me I'm not finished here...

Revrunner said...

I think the introduction of the platter and Folgers coffee can deprived said duck of some of his dignity and, well, gravitas. :-)

DJan said...

They never fail to amuse me. Those guys are just the best mood candy since chocolate. :-)

Julia said...

Now listen to this you guys..... and I'm only saying this once... Mum's the word... You got it?... No one saw who cracked the bird bath... tattle tales will not be tolerated. I have spoken, now carry on as usual.

JB ( for the leader of the flock)

Tolga said...

sweet family will be ready for a war after drinking the cofee :)

Kerri Farley said...

LOTs of them!

Tanya Breese said...

ha, love that...he has quite a bit of followers!

Primitive Stars said...

Really thinks he's something up there, loved the post with pictures, Francine.

magnoliasntea said...

Love it. Somebody always has to be the big guy. lol

Sandra said...

looks to me like he is a preacher telling his flock how to live their lives, probably giving them heck about breaking the pan and no place to put the food.. saved by duct tape... loved this post

Karen S. said...

I am king of the post! See me roar!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Funny! They all seem to be in awe!!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I was wondering where the food plate got off to! Maybe he was trying to calm the masses until it appeared again! Bwahaha!!!

joeh said...

They certainly do have personality

Cranberry Morning said...

SO cute! The first glimpse of the first photo gave me a good giggle.

Blackberry Lane said...

These are funny photos. Gave me my morn chuckle!

Roxy the traveling dog said...

To funny. They are looking at him like.....HEY...

Linda R said...

These are great.. Thanks for the smile this morning...

Hugs~

Betsy Adams said...

HA---looks like the "king of the hill" is busy, telling them stories about LIFE..... They are 'intently' listening!!!!! OR--maybe they are waiting for a turn up there...

Hugs,
Betsy

Beth said...

I think the whistlers are magnificent!!

Montanagirl said...

You are just SO hilarious as are your duckies. I'm still chuckling after viewing and reading this post. LOVED it!! So glad I found your blog.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex These shots are hilarious. I think I would probably spend all day watching their antics if I lived on your ranch.

MarkD60 said...

I like the third pic, "Yeah, I'm coolest!"

DIMI said...

What a big and happy family Tex!!Oh,i love those ducks!!Fantastic shots!!
Dimi...

SweetMarie said...

the expressions of the whistlers on the ground are just priceless!! love this!!
I'm leaving a birdbath and bird feeder in the backyard for the new owners moving in. :) oh, and pics of all my beautiful visitors from over the years. :)

Furry Bottoms said...

OK, you really do have a kingdom, a stronghold of Whistlers there!

Farm Girl said...

They always have the best expressions. I wonder if they guy on the ground every flew up and knocked the king of the birdfeeder off?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's like the one on the pedestal is addressing all the other whistlers.

bailey-road.com said...

They look like they're all standing around listening to a great orator!

Nancy's Notes said...

Looks like he's leading a work out session up there! Too cute!

Nancy's Notes said...

Looks like he's leading a work out session up there! Too cute!

Crafty Green Poet said...

The duck on the post looks like it's giving a lecture, i wonder what it's about?

Melissa said...

These ducks are so funny. He looks like The Maestro directing the flock!

Irma said...

Great photos of the whistlers.
Photo 8 is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

Marit Sønstebø said...

Great shots of the wistlers! They are so cute.

don said...

Those whistlers are so expressive with their postures and attitudes. A neat series for sure. They make such interesting subjects.

Sylvia K said...

That's quite a conference they're having there and a great leader, too! He must be a politician!!

Barbara Hale said...

I think the whistler in the first few photos is running for President of Whistler Nation. They are funny birds! Great set of pics!

Jo's World said...

This makes me think of Yertle the Turtle! Yertle was ruler of all he could see," but I don't see enough thats the trouble with me."

Maybe this guy will start stacking up his fellow Whistlers so he can stand on them and see more!

Jo

Pom Pom said...

They are such an amusing little society! So uniform!

Liz said...

These are incredibly beautiful!!

Liz said...

These are incredibly beautiful!!

Inger said...


Re. your comment: That's some chicken trauma!!

While this is just a display of Duck Power!To me the ducks below look up at him with admiration. Or is it a her? I wouldn't know.

Paula said...

Looks like King Of The Hill must be making an interesting speech.

Debbie said...

"duck" tape fixes EVERYTHING!!

they are soooo very adorable, looking up to their leader!!

Ms. A said...

With their size and the number of them, I'm surprised that didn't happen sooner. Glad you were able to repair it! Great shots!

Łucja-Maria said...

Oh, and the leader of the flock.
Beautiful photographic series.
Greetings.
Lucia

Gillian Olson said...

Such precious expressions, great series of Whistlers!

Bob Bushell said...

The king and the castle, beat that then, ha ha ha. Wonderful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a funny and lovely series...you capture more in your photos than most of us could in thousands of words!

Deb said...

duct tape is awesome...when I was a kid I thought it was Duck Tape...lol...those quakers are so cute!

RedPat said...

They are such characters!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Loved your Duck politician speak... Great crowd and yes, a tilted head is necessary at times!
Hugs,
Mariette

Aditi said...

Haha...cute! They seem happy with their leader! ;)

karmnik54 said...

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Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The group head tilt is hilarious! Inside your next fortune cookie: "You are a creative problem solver" :-)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

These bird wont stray too far..........they are too well looked after.


peter

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I think he gave a very heartfelt speech from his podium. Perhaps he's running for office?

I'm glad the duct tape worked on the duck dish. :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

This whistler looks like a politician about to deliver a speech filled with high quality quackery.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those guys and gals always make me smile.
Yay for duct tape!

Robin Lamb said...

T, very cute! They are all just wishing they were up there!

Ela said...

They are gorgeous !
This family has a wonderful leader !
Greetings

Patty Woodland said...

Crazy birds

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Such entertainment! Those ducks are precious. So glad you share the fun with us on Wednesdays. Have a tremendous day tomorrow!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I am cracking up. What does hubby say when he see's this army?

I am in hysterics.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think by the look on the faces of the others, there's some 'ducky envy' going on, and maybe a little bit of yoga too! :-)

Terry and Linda said...

KING of the Feeder! And you know what...he is saying...Hey, Lady...we are out of food!!!

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

Made by KKann said...

..hihih - he is so cool there on the pedestal..

Made by KKann said...

..yes! still a lot of snow up in the Mountains..

Brian King said...

LMAO! They have to be the goofiest damn birds in the animal kingdom! Kinda prissy, too. :-)

Gail Dixon said...

I can imagine all the ducks below thinking "Who made him king of the hill?" lol GREAT shots, Tex!!

parker said...

Look out! They have chose a leader. Any day now they will demand more corn in the feeders.

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

How's the weather up there Harvey???:@)

Our photos said...

I love these ! Very nice !

S. J. Qualls said...

Some of the on-lookers seem to be puzzled and the others seem to be talking behind the "king's" back! You sure ca catch the looks!

Hilary said...

Ha.. he's wonderful. Top dog!.. I mean duck. ;)

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, I love the King of the Hill photos. They are just so darn cute, you got to LOVE them! Awesome photos!

Red said...

There's a lot of curiosity in these characters.

Leovi said...

Funny pictures! Good leader!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Oh "Playing king"♡♡♡ What a fun scene you shared with us♪♪♪ I always think your "Run*A*Round Ranch House" must be cozy place to get together.

PS. no sign of birds yet to my garden p;)

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

Naquillity said...

what a smile these photos have brought to my face. i enjoyed seeing them gathered round like that. love how that one stood on top of the pedestal. isn't duct tape wonderful? it can be used for most anything and last a pretty good while. hope all is well. have a great night~

Susan said...

Isn't he just King for a Day! With all his worshipers. So great!

Michelle said...

Sometimes you just have to show who is in charge! lol

KB Bear said...

What a fabulous series. Love the one-legged pose!

Are you sure it wasn't duck tape? :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

This was such a cute series. I, too, enjoyed the expressiveness of the looks on some of the other ducks' faces. Photographically speaking, that third shot is really well done.

Randy said...

Someone thinks he's king of the hill.

DeniseinVA said...

I love your quips and I love those ducks, especially the king of the hill.

June Caedmon said...

OH, this is just too much! Really, Theresa! You have me laughing out loud! Love the whistlers!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Aw he is a cute king, love your whistler series T and duct tape good for so many things...

Paul said...

Always look forward to Whistler Wednesday, I never know what to expect and am always amused by the pictures and captions you come up with!

Kerry said...

Hilarious! He's giving a talk. A duck speech. Or maybe just enjoying the sun more flamboyantly than anybody else. I love your whistlers.

Angela said...

Long live the King!!!! lol

Rita said...

LOL! Duct not duck! I know so many people who erroneously call it duck tape. It really is the wonder tape, though. :)

I thought the groundlings were pondering--why didn't I think of that? LOL!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, it's a Whistler conference! I wonder what the 'speech' was about! No doubt a lecture on feeder etiquette! I love the one looking up adoringly at the 'speaker'. Just too darn cute! xo Karen

The Purple Assassin. said...

Exceptionally pretty pictures! :)

Lynn said...

what a hoot, he certainly has the others attention, wonderful shots, beautiful, cute and funny.

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh that one on top was looking down on the others like, yeah, I'm up here what of it. lol

Pantherka said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful pictures! He is maintaining his leadership and discussing with his friends!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

These might be my favorite whistler photos!

Fjällripan said...

Really gret captures!! made me smile big :D

Jeevan said...

Absolutely a lovely series... adore the expressions of those beneath the one stood atop. Like a leader, delivering speech, they all listen :)

Jeanne said...

That is funny. They do seem jealous.

wayside wanderer said...

Looks like a political leader in the making. ;)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Was that their fearless leader? Cute!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hehe! These little guys crack me up!

simply bev said...

I've never seen whistlers before. So pretty!

ladyfi said...

Such a delightful series of my favourite birds!

Stewart M said...

Nice - are these ducks with you all year round?

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Since they are "Whistlers," the first thought that came to mind when I saw your first image was "Sing Along with Mitch" (Miller) TV series in the early 1960s!

Those ducks never run out of entertainment effort, do they?!

~Lindy

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

i am taller than you!! the grand Whistler lives. ha. ha!!! too cute. ( :

Donna said...

That was a funny series of photos!

bon bon said...

i love the expressions of several ducks looking up at him! what could they possibly be thinking?

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