Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 75

Eating
Resting
A little perching

Some preening
 


And once in a while, a little ponding (Whistling Ducks actually prefer to be along shore or on land than spending a lot of time in the water).
 
Life is good at Run*A*Round... (Lather, Rinse, Repeat.)

122 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Just watching them makes me realize what calm, peaceful lives they lead while the rest of us are rushing around, meeting deadlines and stressing!

Carole M. said...

and looking super glorious too; lucky Whistlers

Roan said...

Like the resting. Looks like a nice cool spot under the shade tree.

Molly The Wally said...

LOL it is a hard life NOT. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

magnoliasntea said...

It's a duck's life. I'm envious. Great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Tex, your whistling ducks do enjoy living life on your ranch! I am so happy you are sharing them with us! Great shots!

eileeninmd said...

Tex, your whistling ducks do enjoy living life on your ranch! I am so happy you are sharing them with us! Great shots!

Jeevan said...

As usual a lovely series on the whistlers... it’s always adorable too see a swan or duck swam :)

Catherine said...

Sunshine, a nice pond and many duck friends. Yup. Life looks good there!
xo Catherine

Blackberry Lane said...

Such beautiful colors. Hope you enjoy the day.

William Kendall said...

They are living the good life!

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

Yep, it's a rough life:@)

Dicky Bird said...

I have to go here...you started out, eating, resting, perching...I was waiting for...pooping...I know my humor is messed up at times. However, I'm sure they have done that too...

Gert Jan Hermus said...

You posted some very nice work again lately! :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Ahhh....they definitely have the "good life"

messymimi said...

The show repeats daily, and i'll bet it never gets boring.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

They look like two peas in a pod :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Interesting that they prefer land to water. They are busy ducks!

DeniseinVA said...

I always look forward to your Whistlers on Wednesday.. Great photos of these cuties :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Contentment!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, yes, the Whistlers have it made at your place, no worries, Francine.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Life sure is good at Run-Around!
Those birds are in heaven...
Hugs,
Mariette

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Looks like a very restful day in the life...

georgettesullins said...

Lucky ducks! Keep them around. Good luck does rub off.

DJan said...

They are the best perchers I've ever seen among ducks. How they do it with those feet I'll never know. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the 'lather, rinse, repeat.' LOL They're so darned cute!

Nancy's Notes said...

Not a hard knock life for those cuties! Would love to wander around like them and enjoy the peace and calm! Great shots, Tex!

Barb said...

I like that last shot. Will they stay the summer in your pond? I'm back in Breck for a few days. So much snow. Two feet again over the weekend and my gardens still covered by huge drifts. Enjoy your spring for me!

DIMI said...

Such beautiful images of the whistling ducks!Wonderful pictures Tex!!Oh,i love those ducks!!
Dimi...

Marilyn Kircus said...

Thanks for a great post on one of my favorite birds. They sure are spreading, aren't they.

S. J. Qualls said...

There goes the phrase, about taking to water like a duck. Hm, interesting.

Montanagirl said...

I just hope your pond level stays up! Do you still have as many there as you did awhile back?

Mary said...

Still cracks me up to see a duck sitting on a fence.

Brk Trt said...

Such a life. Wonderful

joeh said...

Except for hawks, foxes, hunters and snapping turtles, life is good.

Beth said...

I love those whistlers!

Karen S. said...

Hehehehe, do you think her camera will find us behind this tree?!!!

Stephanie said...

Love these Whistlers images.

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

Of all the wonderful critters you have at your feeders I think I'm most jealous of the Whistlers. I think I could sit on the back deck and watch them all day!

don said...

I like the whistlers each Wednesday. It was very interesting to me that they prefer land or shore rather than swimming in the pond. They are such interesting ducks!

Leovi said...

Gorgeous photos, beautiful colors!

Andee said...

It's never a Wednesday without whistlers!

Karen said...

It sure is good, very happy Whistlers!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They've found the best home around! Great shots!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I want to be a whistler at your pond!

Raggedy Creations said...

I really like the third pic and the last one.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, love those Whistlers!!

Patty Woodland said...

They have no good reason to leave....

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful series, the water time might have something to do with the turtles?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Believe the whistlers have become permanent fixtures!! Nice permanent fixtures at that!!

Paula said...

Life certainly does seem to be good around there otherwise would all those pretty creatures keep coming back.

Mersad said...

Really great shots. So much to discover in your little neck of the woods.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RedPat said...

Are they still all there with you, Tex?

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They do appear to live the good life! :-) I love the pic of them resting in the shade.

Debbie said...

hehe, life is grand for both you and the whistlers!!

well maybe not at this exact moment for you BUT all will be back to normal soon. and you will appreciate all you have, even more when it is!! i see the whistlers are not at all deterred by all the commotion!!

love you t!!!!

Farm Girl said...

They seem very content!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Yes it is! They have a great life at your place :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The two Whistlers balancing on the rail are real avian gymnasts.]

Such beautiful ducks. I first saw the species in Grand Cayman.

Catherine said...

Oh, I love these pictures. These birds look so peaceful and like from a time gone by. Blessings, Catherine

Barb Brookbank said...

Such fun birds!

Marit Sønstebø said...

They looks so calm, and they must love your place!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

They look so calm. Of course they are at your place. Why would I ever think different. Have a great day!

Mama Zen said...

Makes me want to be a Whistler!

Nancy J said...

One in the water looks like he has undressed, the pink showing up even more. They are great models . Cheers, Jean.

Jeanne said...

I really like the resting shot. Yes, those well fed little buggers have made the Ranch their home.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I have missed seeing your Whistlers! Such handsome creatures!

Bob Bushell said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

With all those Whistlers around,it has to be good.

Geraldo Maia said...

Very beautiful photos. Wonderful colors!
A real contact with the nature.
Best wishes from Brasil

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

I assume they returned for the season while we we're away

Terry and Linda said...

I sure hope some of our rain makes it your way!!!

♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Filip Demuinck said...

On one of the picture, they really seem to relax in the grass.

Greetings,
Filip

Our photos said...

A day in the life of..... Very nice !

プoƛηɳค I.-K. said...

Hallo,
very funny ducks & good pictures!
Very nice!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Love them!! As you know!
You have a great wildlife!

Susan said...

Yes, they're definitely at home at the Ranch. A lovely collection, love the last photo especially :D)

Brian King said...

Well, what else is there for silly ducks to do? :-)

Susan said...

All I can say, is that at this very moment, I would LOVE to be a whistler duck living at your home.

Ela said...

Absolutely stunning duck !
I love watching your pictures of ducks !

Lois Evensen said...

Love those ducks! :))

We'll be traveling again beginning tomorrow and will be checking in to see you here every time we are in a US port. :)

Hugs,
Lois

Stephen Hayes said...

More Whistlers? I guess Cranky was wrong about their going extinct. Ha!

Red said...

So you're telling me this is a great day for ducks.

parker said...

Nice!. No doubt they have taken up permanent residence.

bailey-road.com said...

They always have such sweet expressions.

Lynne said...

They are just so darn cute!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many cute shots of them. I'm going to miss ours during the summer.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many cute shots of them. I'm going to miss ours during the summer.

Willow said...

I never get tired of these guys .
The first picture had me thinking of the double mint twins ~ remember that commercial .
The last picture I love the composition !

Lady Lilith said...

They seem to be having a lovely day.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, So fun - I don't tire of seeing the adventures of your cuties! Have a great Thursday tomorrow.

Gail Dixon said...

What a great life they have there at your pond. Beautiful ducks for sure. The first shot is really sharp!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Whatever they're doing they are pretty as they're doing it! (trying to keep up with the "Ps".

Gert said...

Love these Whistlers!

Randy said...

It was like a spa day.

Tanya Breese said...

now that you mention it, we really haven't seen many ponding whistlers!

Weekend-Windup said...

They are leading a peaceful life in a calm environment!

Jenny said...

How many of those ducks do you have? I get such a kick out of weeing them perching like birds on a wire or post. xo Jenny

Paul said...

Run*A*Round Ranch, Club Med for Whistlers!

Indrani said...

They look cute and curious!
Great pics.

Indrani said...

They look cute and curious!
Great pics.

Halcyon said...

They are cute!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, look how peaceful and enjoying their lives♬♬♬ I LOVE the whirl shot very much, although you explained their preference p;)

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

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex You are so fortunate to have these beautiful ducks on your property.

cobie en bas van Es said...

heerlijk om dit zo te volgen.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the Whistlers.
Picture 1 and 7 are my favorite.
Greetings Irma

Kerri Farley said...

I am amazed that they can stand like that on the rail with their webbed feet! Very cool!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Who would have though a duck preferred land to water?

Breathtaking said...

Hi Theresa! Just came over to say hello and see what has been happening on the Runaround Ranch.
The Wednesday Whistlers are always a pleasure to see, and you have some beauiful captures here.
Ill health, both mine and my husbands has kept me away from blogging, but I hope to be back some time in June. See you then!:)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

You summed it up perfectly! Sweet series. :D

~Lindy

Crafty Green Poet said...

adorable as ever,

Hilary said...

They're so much fun.. as are you with your "lather, rinse, repeat!"

Beate said...

Great shots. They are soooo cute! :)

A Quiet Corner said...

They know where the bread is buttered!!!...:)JP

A Quiet Corner said...

They know where the bread is buttered!!!...:)JP

Busy Bee Suz said...

Two Peas in a POD. Surely, I'm the only one to think of that. :)

Rose said...

I know one thing...the Whistlers thinks life is good at the ranch!

Crissi said...

Such beautiful images of the whistling ducks. ☺
Nice day Crissi

Helma said...

Another great blog with my favorite duck :-))))))

bon bon said...

adorable, per usual. i like the sweeping, blue reflections in the water captures.

Rita said...

Can always count on the whistlers to give me a grin. :)

Betty Manousos said...

love these fun ducks!
they always make me smile!
xo

Mandy Southgate said...

So cute. I love these. Especially the one resting in the shade.

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