Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Whistlers on Wednesday 117

When it rains, it get sloppy...

 Muddy bills.

 Muddy legs.
Mud in the water.


 







   
 Still cute, though.

116 comments:

Georgette Sullins said...

They don't seem to mind at all. They say it's nice weather if you're a duck.

Jo said...

Real weather for ducks! I love the close-ups of your Whistlers; it's the first time I noticed their blue-tipped bills for the first time! Have a great day!

CatTales said...

The whistlers always bring a smile to my face!

Brk Trt said...

It must be nice to have so many willing subjects to photograph.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're so cute! Maybe the mud makes them more beautiful. I use a mud face pack sometimes too. :-)

magnoliasntea said...

They ARE cute! And it's muddy around here, too. Have a great Wednesday.

eileeninmd said...

Funny, I guess I the ducks do not mind the mud.. Or a mud bath! They are still cute covered in mud.. Great series, happy Wednesday!

Mersad said...

We are expecting some rain as well towards the end of the week, but I doubt that these lovely creatures will show up to enjoy the rain :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Dianna said...

I had a similar comment to Georgette's: they don't seem to mind at all!
We have mud AND leftover snow....how many days til spring???

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ducks love sloppy.

EG CameraGirl said...

The ducks look very happy about the weather.

Cranberry Morning said...

Poor little fellas. We'll hope that Arthur's right. They sure are cute, muddy or not.

Dicky Bird said...

They are cute.

Dicky Bird said...

They are cute.

Bethany Carson said...

A couple of them look like they're really enjoying the water!

Lynn said...

Wonder if muddy water is kinda like chocolate milk to them:@)

DeniseinVA said...

The better for splishing and splashing in. I always leave with a big smile when I see your Whistlers.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They're entertaining!

Kate said...

Spring is sloppy, but what a wonderful season!! New life!!

Kate said...

Spring is sloppy, but what a wonderful season!! New life!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Bet they're messy eaters as well, but as cute as they are who cares?

DJan said...

Makes me think of that saying, "nice weather for ducks." And yes they are cute, muddy or not. :-)

Linda Kay said...

I'm pretty sure the ducks don't mind the rain at all, in fact I'm pretty happy with it right now too, since it really helps out our drought situation.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Even in all this mud they are still cute. :)
I like the legs picture, looks like it's wearing leggings :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Irma said...

Amazing pictures.
Photo 5 and 17 are my favorite.

William Kendall said...

I wonder if it occurs to them that stepping into the water makes it muddy?

Barb Brookbank said...

And I'm sure they love it!

Jeevan said...

interesting series... seems they are washing their legs in the bird bath to turn muddy

Margaret Adamson said...

It's ducks weather. I love the 2nd to last one best today.

Made by KKann said...

Very cute!

Molly TheWally said...

Mud glorious mud we have enough of that over here. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Onepicaday said...

I like it ;)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

You have got many friends.. ;-))) Love it..

joeh said...

You have so many critters on your ranch, i'm still trying to figure out which ones are your favorites.

Birdman said...

They need your 'longhorn' boots. Heck, ya got 5 pairs. Share?

Sandra said...

I have a new saying.. Happy as a duck in the muck...

messymimi said...

They need a separate bathtub and drinking fountain! Although i doubt they care much, and would bathe in both and drink from both. Funny how the animals don't mind and we do.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

That water is only for strong stomachs!

Pom Pom said...

Orange-billed cutie pies! It's snowing here. Sigh.

Annesphamily said...

These little critters are so durable and stick to their guns messy weather or sunshine! Your photos are always so beautiful. I am sorry I can not stop by more often but I am rearranging my blog stops so you will be at the top of my list! Happy Hump Day! Anne

bas van Es said...

Over aandacht heb je niet te klagen.

Crissi said...

Interesting picture series!
Have a nice day Crissi

Karen S. said...

They are a happy bunch! I adore that last photo most of all, so cute.

Melissa said...

Always look forward to getting my Wednesday fix! They look so happy to take a bath, almost like they're smiling :)

don said...

They don't seem to mind the muddy water for drinking or wading. They are a cute group of ducks.

Catherine said...

Those whistlers are simply adorable! xo Catherine

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Great catch, pretty bird!

Debbie said...

they need boots, you may have an extra pair or two you could lend them ;)

don't let them in the house, they will make a real mess ;) :)

awesome captures, really nice details in these close-ups, nikon???

Debbie said...

those last two are amazing!!!!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Those relaxed ducks don't realize there are so many people enjoying them ... Thanks for the wonderful close-ups!

DIMI said...

Yes!!It's whistlers day!!What a joy Tex!!Even with mud the whistlers are so preety!!Great series of photos!!Love those ducks!!!!!!!
Dimi...

Terry and Linda said...

I think they are even tired of this winter! I sure am! It's winter here again and very cold with a nasty wind and snow.

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Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the drinking pictures, so sweet. Blessings Francine.

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

Looks like you were spared the freeze.

Barb said...

Next thing you'll be buying them little rain ponchos and galoshes.

John's Island said...

The Whistlers seem happy with any weather. These are some interesting birds and it's neat to see all their behavior. Thanks for sharing, Tex.

carolann said...

I love these guys and gals.

nookworm said...

Now we know why there is mud in the drinking water.
It's a great foot bath!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Nice collection of photos, showing the Whistlers' lifestyle, Theresa.

In addition to whistling, I wonder if they like The Blues - in particular, "Muddy Waters"? :)

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Mary said...

They're so beautiful and adorable, dirty or not. And they obviously don't mind, so they're not divas! :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, do love those Whistlers -- dirty beaks and all! Fun pics as always!!

karmnik54 said...

piękne:)

Gail said...

You have caused me to fall in love with these ducks.

I wish there were fewer predators and I could stock them at our big pond.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Apparently no one taught them no to drink and bathe in the same water. xo Laura

Mama Zen said...

Definitely still cute!

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty amazing, I LOVE 'em.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

They are just the sweetest and your pics are great. I've enjoyed catching up on your posts I've missed being gone. Love the rain boots and the crow is a handsome bird.
Have a great day.
Hugs, CM

Linda R said...

Wonderful photos my friend.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Phil Slade said...

Muddy Waters was one my favourite blues singers. Play the Whistlers a track and see if they get in the groove.

Phil Slade said...

Muddy Waters was one my favourite blues singers. Play the Whistlers a track and see if they get in the groove.

Nancy J said...

They all seem to be so happy, maybe a little part of them has been saying " When will the mud arrive" And how they balance, lovely series, as you always post.

Rose said...

I think they used the water to take their bath!

Stephanie Faris said...

They're certainly happier in mud than my dog is!

Ela said...

Oh ! They are so cute :))
Greetings

Marit Sønstebø said...

They are so beautiful! Nice photos :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Must you wash your feet? I'm trying to get a drink here.

CountryMum said...

They seem to be very much enjoying the sloppy/muddy conditions.

Sally said...

Reminds me of being a kid, and playing in the mud. So FUN! :)

xoxo

Gosia k said...

I love your ducks. What about sending me one to Poland

Ms. A said...

I can sure relate to the mud, even though I try to stay out of it. My poor daughter lives in an almost constant mud hole, with dogs tracking it in constantly, not to mention the kids. Good thing your Whistlers keep the mess outside, but I'm sure your dogs keep you hopping.

Miss Val's Creations said...

They are so fun! I bet you had your new boots on for the muddy day.

Ruth Hiebert said...

As I've said before,cute and goofy.I have to smile each time I see these ducks.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are cute no matter what the weather! Aren't you glad they can't track it all inside? Lol!

Larry Ostby said...

Whistlers certainly have a multitude of colors. Really like your ducks T.

Stephen Hayes said...

Since they're water proof, i doubt rain bothers them too much.

Robin Lamb said...

T, your Whistlers are always very entertaining!

Our photos said...

Looks like they don't mind the weather.

Brian King said...

See, if they were real ducks they'd be in the water staying clean! ;-)

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

Appears to be the type of weather that only a duck could enjoy!! I'd gladly trade your rain for our snow about now though...

Kovács Miklós said...

You have captured quite funny moments :) Seems they enjoyed it!

Susan said...

Ha ha, so delightful. They even wash off the mud in the water bowl - how clever they are ;D)

Red said...

These guys can really get messy!

bailey-road.com said...

They don't seem to mind the sloppy weather.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Those whistlers are so adorable!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nothing Spoils their cuteness.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's very sloppy here, too, with all the melting snow.

Lois said...

Definitely still cute, even with the muddy bills!

SweetMarie said...

sloppy & still cute! It was 75 here today!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Water off a ducks back... eh!

Michelle said...

Doesn't seem to be bothering them!!

KB Bear said...

I agree - definitely still cute. I love how the one was cleaning off her legs by standing in the water bin.

Paula said...

Just like John's cows---why shouldn't we stand in our drinking water?

Betty Manousos said...

these cuties are so fun to watch!
wonderful photos. xo

Nancy Chan said...

I think they do enjoy the mud, its play time and after that they will dip themselves in the water to wash away the mud.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That kind of rain we had till Monday... very muddy looking but it dries up soon. Yesterday and today was warm with 70s and sunny. Spring is advancing quickly. Love your pet whistlers!
Hugs,
Mariette

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We're thirsty thirsty ducks!
~

Paul said...

Judging by the muddy water it looks like they've been using the bird baths for their intended purpose!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I missed my fix yesterday! As Miss B would say, "GOT IT!" ;)

Fireblossom said...

Them and their muddy buddies are going to get scolded by their moms when they come in the house like that!

bj said...

I can't get enuf of these cuties...

amanda | wildly simple said...

Thirty-one below zero again here this morning... yesterday we stayed at zero all day! But we have a promising warm up in our future, and it won't be long before the sun is creating messy mud from melting snow here! We're ready for mud. :)

Gert said...

Cute? They are adorable....muddy or not... Smile...

Deb said...

It is a muddy mess here with all the rain sleet snow and ice...crazy Texas weather

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

CH and I don't have web feet but we do like to go out and slop around in our farm boots.. :)

Leslie said...

Well you KNOW I think they are cute! I love their silly expressions. I think they love mud about as much as a pig does. I have never seen such picking, pecking and slurping. :)

Fjällripan said...

Really great photos! So coulorful, despite the rainy weather :)

How strange with the weather by the way....here we have spring way to early and by you it is the opposite... I hope you get some nice weather soon :)

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