Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 99

An adult leads a troupe of juvenile Whistlers up to the dining table. (I had my camera on the wrong settings so I salvaged these as best as I could.)




 
 Meanwhile, a few more adults were dining off the buffet line, nearby.

115 comments:

Bruce Clark said...

I still marvel at the amount of birds you get down there.

Cranberry Morning said...

They're so cute. Those bright orange beaks really show up in the photos almost like slow-moving-vehicle signs.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They're beautiful as well as amusing. Hooray for Whistler Wednesday!

Molly The Wally said...

You have a huge number and we wonder are you getting more each year? Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is #99 of Whistlers? Awesome. And I love the effect surrounding the images too. GREAT photos of these ducks. Always enjoyable.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Wish my photos were so beautiful on my BEST day!

Birdman said...

"The family that eats together..."

Kate said...

Even fowl need to take their meals together!!

Revrunner said...

Follow the leader--Whistler style. :-)

Terri said...

No pushing and shoving..they know there is plenty to go around! Such cuties, I love to see your whistlers. Still hoping one will stop by here for a visit!

Janey and Co. said...

I kind of like that setting.

SweetMarie said...

The first two pics make me feel like I'm about to be attacked by a lot of cuteness. :) Just follow the orange beak! Love your Whistlers!

Sandra said...

they look great, i love the way their beaks are glowing. i like salavaging photos to. last week i took about 10 photos in the yard and did not realize i had it on cloudy day in bright sunshine, thank you PicMonkey know one knew

DJan said...

Interesting pictures. I like what you did to salvage them, making those orange beaks stand out like a beacon! Love me some whistlers! :-)

William Kendall said...

Actually I like the way these have turned out. They're such characters.

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like the older, more experienced bird knows right where to go for a good meal!

Julia said...

It's follow the leader time and the reward is food. So nice to have those visitors to your place for a Wednesday show.
Hugs,
JB

Irma said...

Good to see that the whole family is together, and they jointly pursue eat.

Jeanne said...

Love these last two where this orange beak stands out so much! Very cute shots

Lynne said...

Always ready for an EAT . . .
Orange Alert ahead . . .

Mersad said...

Wonderful images Theresa. Love the low angle in these. Feels like we are there with them.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

joeh said...

Just like teens to wear their beaks blue and not orange...always rebelling.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely photos! I love the whistlers very much :)

Mary Cromer said...

Beautiful, and I hate to ask this awful question, but for some reason it just came to me...do people hunt these beauties? I hope that the ones you call your friends always stay safe!

magnoliasntea said...

Love the salvaged photos - those beaks are super striking. I'm pretty sure Whistler juveys mind better than human juveys, go figure. ;)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Just gorgeous.. The juvenile are so cute.. Regards..

Randy said...

Good thing there wasn't a food fight.

Miss Val's Creations said...

How sweet! I love when they develop that bright orange beak!

Ian H said...

Wrong settings, but nice effect anyway. :-}

Mary Hone said...

Cool shots, so colorful.

messymimi said...

Yep, i can hear it now, "Come on, kids, lunch is ready!"

Chandra said...

Hi Theresa,
The Whistler has the look of being caught on Candid Camera, on photo # 3. Quite nice.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Susan said...

I have missed those Wednesday Whistlers! They are so dang cute!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Thanks for the grub, Tex!"
~

MarkD60 said...

Baby Whistlers!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hate when I have my camera set wrong. Thou got some fun shots though!

Munir said...

The leader has a gorgeous orange beak. He must feel good.

don said...

Your shots show the young birds being led by an older, more experienced duck. I like the post.

Indrani said...

You get such wonderful photo opportunities. :)
Great series.

Karen Schurr said...

Love the whistlers. You always get great shots of these gorgeous birds.

S. J. Qualls said...

If you hadn't said anything, I would have thought you shot them that way - on purpose.

bas van Es said...

ze weten de weg wel te vinden

Stephanie Faris said...

Look at picture #4--doesn't it look like the Whistler in front is burping? LOL.

RedPat said...

Always fun to see!

georgettesullins said...

I like the effect. These say fall to me.

Leovi Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I love!

Debbie said...

there is something very dreamy about these images, almost magical!!

and that pop of orange is perfect for this time of year!!!

Halcyon said...

Do you put your seed on the ground or do the squirrels do it for you? ;-)

carolann said...

Oh how lovely.

They love you.

Phil Slade said...

They are onto a good thing.
All they have to do is keep turning up and smile for the camera.

Nancy J said...

Settings set right or not, the last photo is so like an oil painting. what a gathering. They do know where to come, and service always just what they asked for. Jean.

bailey-road.com said...

They always look so calm and peaceful. Are there ever any squabbles?

DeniseinVA said...

They are so dangled cute. I always look forward to Whistlers on Wednesday :)

Primitive Stars said...

Ok, belly up to the buffet, great pictures, Francine.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I have missed a lot of Wednesday photos of these silly birds!

Red said...

Interesting how the little guys keep so close together

Cattails said...

Very cute pictures.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! It looks like you're hiding in one of those camouflaged birding tents!

Jeanne said...

They sure are fun to see.

Sylvia K said...

Always love a Wednesday visit with the Whistlers!!

Bob Bushell said...

Even with weong settings, they are tremendous. Love 'em.

Marie said...

The shots have an artistic look! I like them. Those Whistlers are always a joy to see!

Pom Pom said...

I love that glowy beak!

Ms. A said...

Not sure what was "wrong" with the setting, but the images are great!

DIMI said...

Wonderful images of those beautiful ducks Tex!Love the effect that you used, and the Whistlers too!!!
Dimi...

Robin Lamb said...

T, those Halloween coloured bills sure show up!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I see they are all dressed for Halloween. Are you sure one of the teenagers didn't spray paint their bills to make them look line an adult?

Terry and Linda said...

It looks like they ARE BACK!!!!

Linda
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Farm Girl said...

I think they look wonderful. Very interesting shots.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Amusing and really great little duckies! Have a fine day tomorrow!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are always so entertaining! Follow the bright orange beak! Lol!

Furry Bottoms said...

If that was the wrong setting on your camera, you don't need to be on the right setting! these are gorgeous pictures!

Gosia k said...

Why I don't have those love birds? Do you know..

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Regardless of your camera's setting; you still show us cute Whistler faces!
Hugs,
Mariette

Felicia said...

they all look to be enjoying themselves at the buffet.

Stephen Hayes said...

Looks like you put out a good spread.

RA Berks said...

What a neat thing to see! Thanks for sharing and letting me see it too! Very nice photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Must be the day-care teacher leading them on an outing. (Looks like he/she could use an assistant -- that is a lot of little ones to be in charge of!)

eileeninmd said...

I would love living there, seeing the Whistling ducks so often is just awesome. I love the photos, especially the adult leading the troupe to the dining table.. Great shots..

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'm such a sucker for your Whistlers! Wish we had some on our ponds! Fabulous pics, as always.. "wrong" setting or not ;) -Tammy

Our photos said...

Very nice and colorful !

Brian King said...

Goofy is as goofy does! LOL!

Beauty Follower said...

They look so cute!

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Karen S. said...

They sure are cute! For having your camera set wrong, I think they came out really nice. I like this look, where they are in focus and the outer goes softer! Very nice!

KB Bear said...

What a bright orange bill!!!!! Beautiful!

edenhills said...

So cute!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots! Love the tones.

Cloudia said...

This way! That way! Over here!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Catherine said...

Wonderful photos not to mention absolutely adorable. Catherine

Stephanie said...

Their beaks are so bright in color.

Paula said...

Your grass is looking pretty and green. Their buffet looks nicer then the last one we grazed at.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The orange really stands out! They look well-fed and happy.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are probably tired of my novice questions (yet again you read my posts...a real test of patience). Orange and blue beaks? Significance?

Jane xx

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They know where their dining area is! They look some people I've seen crowding around the buffet. :-)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Perhaps the incorrect settings, but neat effect - like looking through a spyglass. :)

Lindy

bj said...

I swear...they are the most adorable things, ever.

Paul said...

You did a great job of salvaging these pictures, in fact I kind of like the darkened edges effect that was created!

Small City Scenes said...

Its not a Gaggle of Geese it's a Warpath of Whistlers. Whew!!!
MB

Margaret Adamson said...

Great show of your Whistlers.

Rita said...

These adolescents need supervision. ;)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great photos with the darker edge. The orange beaks really pop.
Wonderful!!

Lynn said...

what a lovely contrast the adult beak gives in your photos...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Theresa
these are just the cutest birds!
I wish we had them here - they're fascinating and seem quite comical.
Have a happy weekend!
Shane

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, Salvage and with wonderful effect (^_^)v I LOVE the way it worked and your whistlers are focused in the center and great color♡♡♡
I praise the orange beak adults (hope I'm right)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend Theresa, xoxo Miyako*

Wally Jones said...

Looks like the kids had no problem handling the buffet method at all!

I love seeing (and hearing) Whistlers any time!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Still my favorite bird!

barbara l. hale said...

Glad you were able to salvage a few. I kind of like that setting...brings out those bright bills.

Marie Flutterby said...

Way too cute ♥

Jeevan said...

This is so different and interesting setting!

Mary Kirkland said...

How incredibly cute.

Julie Flanders said...

I've just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful ranch you have! I love animals of all kinds and have so enjoyed scrolling through some of your posts/pics here. These birds are precious. I'm a happy new follower! :)

Liz said...

Your Whistlers make me want to jump on a plane to Texas! I can't believe how many birds... and wonderfully photogenic "varmint" you get there!!

marshaleith said...

wow..fabulous photos and salvaged nicely!!!!!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Just getting to this post. For a camera setting that went wrong, I'd say these are mighty successful shots. Love that one glowing bill :) (Funny, no comment verification on this post but it was on the your most recent one.)

Helma said...

You set your camera is really not that traffic because your pictures are very beautiful.

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