Thursday, March 12, 2015

Good Fences #51

Continuing with photos of our recent snows, here's our favorite crew of fence perchers, the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks.



They really were strung out along the entire fence loop.
Here's the link-up!
 
1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
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3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.
Thank you! 

137 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Poor cute duckies do not want their feet in that cold icy snow..I do not blame them..It is a good thing they can perch on the fences.. Great shots! Thanks for hosting, happy Thursday!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love your fence perchers. Guess they don't mind getting their feet wet most of the time except when the water has turned to ice!

bj said...

awwww...they don't want to walk in that cold stuff...great photos.

A Quiet Corner said...

Thank goodness warmer weather has arrived although they are great as a balance act!!!...:)JP

Brian King said...

Those are fantastic! Beautiful winter scenes!

Julia said...

They look so beautiful in a snow scene but their feet must get cold, poor babies.
I love how they are strung like a beaded necklace.

Hugs,
JB

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, they are just so stinkin' cute! I just hate for their little feet to be cold! Love the line-up on the fence. blessings ~ tanna

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Cracking shots. You'd think they'd go somewhere warmer though, wouldn't you?!

Ileana said...

Beautiful winter view! Winter has left us!. :) We are enjoying spring! Thank' s for hosting! Have a nice day!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful babies! I wonder if their feet can stick to the ice and freeze. In any case, fence may be a better place to sit on, in all that muck.
Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!
Peace :)

Nancy Chan said...

They are good in balancing on just one leg. Smart too to perch on the fence to avoid cold feet.

4RRanch said...

Now those are something we don't have around here. Most interesting looking birds.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Literal fence sitter ducks!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Something was wrong this winter, you definitely had more snow than I had here :)
Poor ducks...
You should have given them a heating blanket :))
Have a beautiful day!
【ツ】Knipsa

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love the way you progress from close up to far away (and the first photo would be absolutely stunning, framed and on a wall) but the poor freezing whistlers!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Gorgeous photos of Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks on the fences in the snow, Tex! Bravo!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Apparently, they don't like snow on their toes and I can't blame them

Gerald (SK14) said...

wonderful view of the ducks and the snow

DJan said...

Hey, it's not Wednesday, is it? I can never get too much of these whistlers, no matter what day of the week it is. Love that last picture. :-)

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Whistlers AND Good Fences! I love it! Have a great day! John

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, they look so cute in the snow but they probably don't like it too much...wondering what the heck happened!

Birdman said...

You've got your ducks in a row, for sure.

KaHolly said...

Ha, Birdman, very funny! This is a perfect photo for Good Fences!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Such smart ducks all in a row. Even taking turns rotating their web feet to stay warm. Great snowy shots!!
So glad we are now in the 70's!!
Hugs, CM

LV said...

At least, they were smart enough to get on the fence to protect their feet from the snow. Well done!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

So evenly spaced-- they must have a territorial sense. Reminds me of swallows on a wire-- the Tree Swallows crowd together shoulder-to-shoulder, while the Northern Rough-wings maintain an orderly fixed distance from each other.

ladyfi said...

Lovely and snowy - must be quite rare in Texas, though.

Penelope Postcards said...

I do not recall ever seeing a duck on a fence before … what a great way to keep from sinking in the snow.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

They look great sitting on the fence.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Now that's something you don't see every day in Texas! I know you must have enjoyed getting out to take photos! Happy fences! Hugs, Diane

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, ducks in a row, funny to see standing on one foot on the fence. Blessings Francine.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Thank goodness for the fences. Those poor birds look so cold. Beautiful winter scene, though.

Carola Bartz said...

What a sight! A nice fence, the beautiful ducks and the snow - a perfect setting. I get they also chat loudly? It must be quite a lively scene.

Molly TheWally said...

Now that got us thinking of the film The Birds LOL. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Sandra said...

I like that last shot of the snow, fence and ALL those ducks in a row

CatTales said...

At last, I have a fence photo to share. The Whistlers really stand out against your snow!

Debbie said...

omgoodness, look at them all lined up, so cool!! and you got a lot more snow than i thought you did. you should have been more excited ;)

Jeevan said...

Very cool shots... but the birds seem shivering in cold! Last picture was impressive

joeh said...

Like many people on election day.

Janey and Co. said...

Great fence shots. Looks as though some of them are pulling up one leg at a time to thaw it out.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I would expect them to huddle a little against the cold...hmmm

Breathtaking said...

Your long distance shots are amazing.:)

Linda Kay said...

You have constant entertainment with those ducks, and it's fun to share them with you. They are getting the ducks in a row! ;-)

bailey-road.com said...

I don't think the Whistlers like it, but the snow looks beautiful in these shots.

Karen S. said...

They adorn the entire stretch of your fencing, wow. I believe we're having your Texas weather, in the 60's today, and you're experiencing what we'd normally have! The switch is good for me!

Felicia said...

how beautiful Theresa. How great to see snow in your part of the country even though you may not agree.

Ruth Kelly said...

There sure were a lot of those birds.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The hordes of whistlers and heavy snow makes the fence look meaningful !

Debby Ray said...

Great captures of these beautiful creatures. Isn't it something how a snowy backdrop brings a whole new perspective?!

magnoliasntea said...

The best Whistler shots ever! Love them on the fence. Have a great day!

William Kendall said...

The gang certainly don't like all that snow!

don said...

I'm sure these whistlers are puzzles by this strange stuff all around that is so cold! A wonderful series showing their plight.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my! Snowy fences.
MB

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely winter photos!

Mary Hone said...

Goofy guys.

SweetMarie said...

they are so pretty in the snow! you have so many Whistlers! so cool!

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

I like that last photo. A bunch of sittin' ducks a the shooting gallery.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

The smart ones were up out of the snow keeping there little webbed feet warm. :)

Pom Pom said...

The snow is a pretty backdrop to all that fence-y activity!

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Top two.. really cool clicks! All good but I love the top two!

Sylvia K said...

Awww!! They do look cold!!! I bet they'll be glad to see SPRING!!!

Stephen Hayes said...

They look like shivering notes of music.

Linda R said...

They are looking good perched up there on that fence..

So glad I finally got to play along.

Hugs~

Stephanie said...

Love your Whistler's photos. Looks too cold for them.

Ida said...

Oh my goodness there certainly were a bunch of them perched all around the fenceline. That last shot is so cool. I love how some of them are standing on one leg on the rails. You'd think it would be slippery with the snow on it. Mighty cold looking there.

Georgette Sullins said...

You know how in the summer you try to cross a short distance barefoot on the hot pavement? This looks like just the opposite. Poor guys are cold!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm liking these snowy photos this week. The whistlers really stand out on the fence against the white background.

Indrani said...

It is almost mid March and still so much snow! Great captures!

messymimi said...

They make an interesting fence decor, all the way around like that! Hope they are warmer now.

Miss Val's Creations said...

They are braving the snow!

Gail said...

You know I love your Whistlers.

Hubby says we have a pair of wood ducks that have established residency at one pond. I'm hoping the coyotes don't find out.

Marie said...

They are beautiful fence decoration! It looks so dang COLD! I know they (and you) will be happy when the snow is gone! Enjoyed linking in today.

DIMI said...

Hello Tex!!
Gorgeous pictures of the ducks and the Winter scenes!!Great shots!!
Dimi...

Bethany Carson said...

Neat to see so many of them standing on one leg--they must have decided they wanted to keep at least one leg from freezing!

Marie said...

How could I forget!--Thanks for helping me with the juvenile flycatcher ID. I was pretty sure that's what it was but it helped having a second opinion and I knew you'd know! The first bird I was pretty sure was a Kingbird and Chris Rhorer says he thinks so too, but which KIND??? :-) It's sometimes hard getting the correct ID when the pictures aren't that great! :-)

Phil Slade said...

Issue those Whistlers with some nice warm boots please Theresa.

Thanks for letting me join in today.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

U you still the snow?
Your ducks know that you will get at the food.
Patiently waiting.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Sally said...

Awesome shots! :)

xoxo

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool pictures.. Cheers..

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

These birds enjoy the snow, great catch! Beautiful photos!

jeannettestgermain said...

Can't remember that in the 1 1/2 year I lived in TX that it snowed! Hope it didn't disrupt your life...

RedPat said...

The poor things, I bet they are a lot happier now!

Deanna said...

I am sure not used to seeing snow in your images...makes a great back-drop for the guys on the fence!!

janiceadcock said...

Love your capture of the whistlers in snow.

Ron said...

What's with all of the snow photos? I thought Texas was warm and comfy? :~)

Terry and Linda said...

The robins are back here! Spring has arrived!

Linda ★★
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Fjällripan said...

Very nice!! The first photo would be really beautiful on the wall! :D

Bob Bushell said...

Sitting on the fence, what a load of whistlers, best fencing.

Giga said...

Probably prefer to be on the fence than his feet in the snow to melt. Regards.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Well, that's a different look for them!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What an incredible sight in the snow. Love them sitting all on the fence!
Hugs,
Mariette

Ela said...

I think that they are waiting for food!
Lovely winter photos !

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

snowy shots on T's blog - is this a 1st? ( ;

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice shots! Love to see those Whistlers! Trying to keep their feet out of the worst of it!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Looks like a lot of them are standing on one leg, too. Either they are sleeping or trying to keep their feet warm! :)

Ms. A said...

Seeing a lot of that one-legged thermostat regulating maneuver.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There's something so fun and delightful about them sitting on a fence -- I guess because I don't know of any other ducks that would do that--How cute they are!!!

Mary Kirkland said...

Could be a sequel to *The Birds!* lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are fun shots. I love the Whistlers and it is extra special seeing them line up on the fence in the snow!

Gosia k said...

You must buy shoes for ducks now orI can send you ones from Poland..

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ha, that's not a fence, it's a duck holder!! Great photos.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

brrr, they look cold!

Lois said...

I know I've said this before, but I just love it when they stand on one leg like that!

Our photos said...

Looks like rush hour on Your fence !

Brandi said...

I've never seen ducks like this before. They're beautiful. Such great photos too.

roamingpursuits said...

Nice snaps.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That storm came east and smacked us pretty good, TWG.

Good thing your duckies had you to keep them fat and happy!
~

Frank said...

All perfectly perched.

Paula said...

Some look as if they are trying to keep one foot warm while standing on the other.

Red said...

You've got quite a few one footers there. They must be cold. sometimes it's the length of the cold spell that does the damage.

Michelle said...

They look rather comical lined up on the fence.

photodoug said...

Great find. Thanks for sharing.

KB Bear said...

Whistlers sure do make a fence even more beautiful!

Judy said...

It's so weird to see you posting photos with snow in them. I love it!

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous fence sitters!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Looks like you have all your ducks in a row, sorry probably a little too silly. Nice picture!!

Munir said...

Awe! They don't even have any socks on.

Elaine said...

Cute! That don't seem to like their water frozen!

BeachGypsy said...

Love the wintry scenes! How cold is it there in your part of the country?

Paul said...

Oh the poor things... Looks like a bunch of them one leg frozen off from the cold! :)

Montanagirl said...

I LOVE these shots! Those Whistlers just amaze me. Maybe I'll have rounded up a fence by next Thursday. Mostly barbed wire fences lately, and not too interesting. :)

CountryMum said...

Lovely photos of your fence perchers.

Carletta said...

I see you got your share of the white stuff as well. :)
Love the first shot with the snow falling. Still able to see those bright beaks and feet!

Halcyon said...

They look like they are enjoying a new experience!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Wow, your words for the last picture sure is the true expression (love the phrase 'strung out'). Do you think their feather will enough for them to survive the coldness!
Poor lovely birdies ☃
Hope your weekend will be the warmer ones♬♬♬

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Laura. M said...

Expected in the fence stops snowing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is really remarkable that the ducks like sitting on the fence.

Rose said...

wonderful!

Lynne said...

I wonder . . . did snow arrive in Texas because I decided to visit?

Great photo but I like seeing some green and sunshine much more!

SMILE!

Midmarsh John said...

A living fence decoration.

Rita said...

They must have felt warmer up there for some reason. You'd think it would have been colder, but maybe the wood retains the heat better. What a shock for the whistlers. :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A Shame we don't have Whistlers in New Zealand - they are quite comical, I know I would love them!
Is it so cold they're waiting they just huddle together - or are they waiting for a kind person to come along with some food - maybe?! Some are standing on one leg presumably to keep one leg warm tucked under the feathers!

Thanks for hosting Theresa - I always love joining in if I can find fences to photograph!
Shane x

barbara l. hale said...

What cool pictures! No pun intended. Sorry to have missed good fences this week. Ours are still buried, but things are melting as I write this so some day...

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

WOW- that must be awesome to walk out the door and see!! Beautiful.

Susan (ABON) said...

Wow, there's so many of them! Wonderful snow pictures!

Helma said...

Great to see this snow pictures.
There are really mega many ducks with you on that fence.
Wonderful to see!

NatureFootstep said...

ow cool to see those ducks in a snowfall :)

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