Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 101

Parents with 8 juveniles in tow stopped by briefly in August.
One juvenile flew to the ground just as I snapped the first photo.

Looks like Mom's trying to settle the troops down a bit.
 

Some of the kids seem to be unsure about perching on that old tree.
 They only stayed for a little while and were on their way, again.

107 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh how sweet, so glad you caught them during their brief stay!

Terri said...

Whoop, I am the early bird this morning in the comment list! Love your whistler shots..and these little guys are too cute! Have a great day Theresa!!

Molly TheWally said...

We agree great shots of their brief stay. Have a Wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Marit Sønstebø said...

They got really many offsprings! They are so cute!

Lynn said...

I like the one in the middle on the upper part of the tree... Seems like the chill one in the group:@)

messymimi said...

As unsettled as the youngsters might be, it looks like mom has them firmly in hand!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A gang of Whistlers hanging out. Resting or looking for mischief?

Kate said...

They certainly are active birds!!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Whistlers are at it again...the little tinkers!

magnoliasntea said...

My proverbial hat is off to Mama Whistler. Training that many juvies looks like a big job to me, lol. Love the photos!

Janey and Co. said...

I love your Whistler pictures...they also remind me to roll out the garbage. Weds. Is garbage pickup day. Plz don't move them to Thursday! janey

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

They're teenagers! They don't have the balance to stay in line!

joeh said...

Looks like class will start in a few minutes.

Revrunner said...

Safer on the ground, maybe.

Frank said...

A happy family.

Georgette Sullins said...

Mama's doing a good job keeping them together.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wow. Raising that many kids to teenagerhood!

Nice jerb, mom.
~

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like the mom whistler has quite the job cut out for her keeping everyone in line!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

some good balancing from those quakers

William Kendall said...

That's quite a brood to keep an eye on!

Mersad said...

They look so happy together.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jeanne said...

What a sweet little family portrait!

Linda Kay said...

How fun for you to watch all these little guys grow up. Looks like they are almost ready to strike out on their own.

MarkD60 said...

Well, weekly Wednesday Whistlers! Wonce again!

DJan said...

Ah, my favorites! Whistlers, and it must be Wednesday again already. Mom and Dad have their hands (wings?) full. :-)

Cattails said...

These are cute pictures.

Marie Flutterby said...

lol The parents could have been trying to burn up their energy and were resting for the time being.

Beautiful captures especially the flight shot!

Dicky Bird said...

Mama whistler looked mad...no wonder the one jumped to the ground.

Cranberry Morning said...

'If you kids can't settle down, I'm not taking you out in public again.' Lol. Cute cute.

Sandra said...

HA HA I can't even imagine having that many children out on a limb at one time..

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

There are really beautifil.. On a tree???. ha!!!. ;-)

Karen S. said...

I always enjoy seeing them in their social element! They have the best time together!

Margaret Adamson said...

Certainly a lot of youngsters

S. J. Qualls said...

They didn't stop to eat?

Lois said...

Wonderful family portraits!

Farm Girl said...

It is very pretty though. I love them on that log.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful series on a whistler family! Seems like tough job for the parent birds to control the young ones, who are eager to discover on their own :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love the whistlers, they are my favorite!

Gail said...

I'm gonna have to get me some of these!

Julia said...

I love these Whistlers Wednesdays. Such a cute family.
Hugs,
JB

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the Whistlers.
They look so happy together.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I do love your family portraits!!

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, just wonderful photos, which pretty fun day in the sun !!

Debbie said...

very nice!!! kinda' funny to see them getting hollered at....but that's a big group to "keep in line"!!!

don said...

This fine series shows the size difference between mom and the young whistlers. She seems to be doing a fine job of herding them around.

don said...

This fine series shows the size difference between mom and the young whistlers. She seems to be doing a fine job of herding them around.

Terry and Linda said...

It won't be long now before you have hordes!!

Linda
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Stephen Hayes said...

I'd go out on a limb and say these are fine pictures, but the limb is already too crowded. Ha!

DIMI said...

What a lovely family!!So cute!!
Great shots Tex!Love those ducks!!
Dimi...

nookworm said...

Do they whistle for you to come when they gather? It seems that you are always on the spot to see their antics!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ducks are such brave parents to have so many kids..er, ducklings!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

What a lovely family portrait.

carolann said...

I think you need to write a real good song sheet about these guys and girl Whistlers.

Wonderful Pics.

Barb said...

Mom has her hands (wings?) quite full!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Nothing quite like Mom trying to placate a bunch of teenagers, poor woman.

Ms. A said...

Awwww, I love family gatherings!

Had to look for you today, you didn't show up on my dashboard!

Inger said...

It looks like it's a bit high up that branch, maybe the kids are like me: Scared of heights....

karmnik54 said...

Ale miejsce sobie znalazły:) Pozdrawiam i zapraszam do mnie:)

Mary Kirkland said...

They look very content.

Bob Bushell said...

When I know what day it is, I look forward to Wednesday, it is a Whistling we go.

Red said...

They seem very large to be still with the parents. I guess survival rate is much higher that way.

Tanya Breese said...

oh no, looks like one is getting in trouble in that second pic lol

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

How nice of Mom to bring the kids to visit you! They must be so thankful for all the care you have given them, if only they knew how to behave when visiting, kids!

Yannis Politopoulos said...

These amazing photos create a new kind of fairy tale.
Because your capabilities in photography are perfect.

Yannis Politopoulos

RedPat said...

Your place must be on all the whistler maps as a good spot to stop for a bit! ;-)

Gail Dixon said...

They find the best spots to pose for you!

Gosia k said...

what a funny gathering

Fjällripan said...

So sweet!! It cant be so easy to balance on the three like that, with their feets :))

Thanks for telling me about the video, I hope its working now :D

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice ones! It still amazes me to see ducks sitting in trees!

Paula said...

Pretty neat that the Whistlers remind one commenter to put out the garbage can. Your commenters are as delightful as your pictures.

Sally Crowe said...

Very nice! Love these.
:)

Our photos said...

Very nice !

LV said...

Kinda like the old woman in the shoe, has too many babies to know what to do. Very cute tho.

Cloudia said...

fun to see them thus!



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ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

that was one busy mama :)

A Quiet Corner said...

The Pres s one of eight...no wonder his Mom was tired!!!...:)JP

Brian King said...

I'm betting those troops aren't easy to settle! :-)

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

i am whistling while i read this ... whistle, whistle. ( :

Randy said...

The gang is all here.

KB Bear said...

Every summer, I am struck by the fact that fathers and mothers raise their bird babies. That's pretty rare in the world of mammals (except among primates). It's amazing to see that whole family on your old log.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

I've missed your whistler posts. Happy to bounce in and see this one and happy they stuck around long enough for you to grab these pics.

Small Kucing said...

Lucky you! able to snap the photo just in time when they are all together

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful Whistlers!

Paul said...

If a group of ducks in the water is called a "raft" or "bunch" and if they are swimming they are called a "paddling" or "team" and if they are on land they are called a "safe" or "brace" and in flight they are called a "flock".

Just what do you call a group of Whistlers in a tree?

Elaine said...

This is great! I only had five kids to ride herd on and that was exhausting enough.....

RA Berks said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful site! That's real neat!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

So cute to see the mom Whistler being a mom! :-)

Stephanie said...

They are cute as a button.

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh gosh, more delightful pics! I am so pleased I discovered your blog!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like Mom's got her wings full! Cute bunch! :) Karen

Lynn said...

that is quite a family to watch over..you might need to change your ranches name to The Whistler B&B..:-)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Oh these are such great shots. I love the mom keeping the youngsters in line!!

Montanagirl said...

Cuteness!

bailey-road.com said...

Oh. those Whistlers! It's so cute to see them all lined up (sorta) like that.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

They certainly are prolific! Taking over the world, I think.

Halcyon said...

They love to hang out, don't they!

Claudia Willison said...

Love your photos. Wonderful how you got them all lined up on that tree. And especially the one in mid air (took me a moment to see it ;))

Tammie Lee said...

these are so much fun!

Catherine said...

Dear Theresa, I love looking at these photos. It is such a pretty party of the country and I am simply so happy to get to see it through these photos. Catherine

Ida said...

These guys are such characters and so much fun to see.

Mary Cromer said...

Love those family together group photos. You did a fine job, and much better cooperation then I sometimes get when the family gathers ;) Happy Weekend my friend~

Lynne said...

I wish I could HUG them!

Laura. M said...

Have a good meeting;))

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Never a dull moment with that cute group! :D

Lindy

Black Jack's Carol said...

Mary Cromer's comment made me smile :) It did look like a family meeting. I wonder if they were being told to practice landings and take-off's the way the cormorants do here. The branch would be perfect.. not too far to fall :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They have a better standing roost as compared to the wire fence they sometimes perch on!! Aren't ALL Momma's the same!!!

Helma said...

Lol ...... my favorite ducks.
Question: Do you know where Eileen is whether she has stopped ???

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