Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whistlers on Wednesday 118

The Whistling Ducks were not thrilled with the snow and sleet.


Their pink feet were practically turning blue! ;)

"What is this stuff?!"

 

 Resting in the frozen bird bath, like that would be a warmer spot.

 


Blackbirds in the brush lining the pond. Whistlers with cold feet.

Trying to shake it off.

125 comments:

MarmePurl said...

I was wondering how the Whistlers did in the white stuff. Sure makes for some pretty pictures.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. I wouldn't be chuffed with the sleet and snow either - so empathise with the Whistlers!! Cheers Hilary

Margaret Adamson said...

I am sure they were VERY grateful for all the food you gave them. Great shots. Perhaps you should show my post today to the Whistlers!!!

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, my poor whistling ducks..they must have some cold feet and butts..They made need some extra food to make up for putting up with all the cold..Great shots, enjoy your day!

CatTales said...

Poor things....the weather looked horrible. The bird bath shots were cute.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Poor little guys (and girls)! No fun. No fun at all! blessings ~ tanna

Molly TheWally said...

Hope it gets warmer soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think the snow really adds to the beauty of this these pictures :)

Dianna said...

Ooooh... I can't imagine perching on a frozen birdbath....!
My little group of Mallards didn't like the snow either. They were at the other end of our yard, and actually FLEW to me to get corn one morning!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Poor ducks, I was already wondering, what they would be doing in snow and ice. Maybe icescating looking very goofy? But they were freezing their butt off, those poor things. Give them a hug from me, please :)
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Brr! It looks cold! I'm glad you help the whistlers out!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Brr! It looks cold! I'm glad you help the whistlers out!

Julia said...

Poor babies, they are not used to the snow and cold temperature but I think they will be OK. They could use their wide shovel beaks to clear some snow off the grass to lay down...

Hugs,
JB

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Good, thick boots. That's what they need!

Georgette Sullins said...

Oh gosh, how do they keep warm? Very cute pictures. I like the one laying its head down in his feathers.

Giga said...

It's cold in their feet, but although do not have to worry about food, because you care about them. Regards.

magnoliasntea said...

Love all the photos with the blackbirds lurking in the brush...very Poe-ish.

Gert said...

Oh, those poor babies... I know they all can face some extreme weather, but we still feel so...so sorry for them. I bet they are really looking forward to spring...smile..

DJan said...

Sure glad they know where to come for food, which helps keep them warm in bad weather. Hope it's all a memory now, and spring is back in full force at the Run*A*Round. :-)

Karen Schurr said...

Oh, those Wistlers....nothing seems to keep them from enjoying themselves.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

brrrr...they need some galoshes.

Dicky Bird said...

I was wondering about the Whistlers...what they thought of snow. They don't look too impressed.

MarkD60 said...

TGI WOW!
Thank God It's Whistlers on Wednesday!
Looks a bit chilly!

Marit Sønstebø said...

It's strange so see all the sow you have, because you have almost more than what I have here right now... ;)

The wistlers are waiting for spring! Lovely photos :)

Barb Brookbank said...

How strange to see all the snow!

joeh said...

It is not easy being a duck

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

They may not like the snow, but their colors really pop against the white. Poor cold ducks.

Sandra said...

I think they were wondering where is the water in my bath?

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hi hi hi ...
Did you know that I'm in love with your ducks?
They are wonderful. I love them.
Thank you for the wonderful series photoshoot.
Greetings from Polish
Lucia

ThreeOldKeys said...

Looks like there's a line for the birdbath. I'm next!

It's always so much fun to peek at the peaceful coexistence you see out your windows.

William Kendall said...

They seem puzzled! More so than usual!

Terry and Linda said...

Everyone is so tired of winter and so ready for spring.

Linda ★★
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Janey and Co. said...

Brr. Tell the Whistlers I was feeling the same way!

don said...

It would be interesting to see what the whistler's think of the snow and sleet. It was fun to see how they try to cope with the adverse weather.

Linda Kay said...

Poor things look so cold. My feet would definitely be freezing if I were walking around barefoot in the snow!

LV said...

Even the native Texas birds do not know how to function in sleet or snow. As usual, your photos are perfect.

Sylvia K said...

They surely don't look happy!! I don't blame them!! Looks SO cold!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

The one lying right down in the snow-covered fountain looked annoyed. Sort of a.. "How can this be?" expression. I'm thinking this is pretty significant accumulation for your neck of the woods. Beautiful photos!

Farm Girl said...

So cold on those poor pink feet.

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Poor babies! I shared their feelings about the ice.. ick!

Chandra Eswaran said...

The pose on the frozen bird bath reminds me of how cats rolls their feet under their body, quit possibly to keeping warm. Spring is any day now, ain't it? :)

Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!
Peace :)

Mary Hone said...

Again...aren't you in Texas!? Holy Cow!

Small City Scenes said...

Well just too funny. I am sure they will brave the cold to get to all that yummy feed.
MB

Nancy Chan said...

They are just thankful and grateful for the plentiful bird feed in spite of the cold.

Debbie said...

hehehe, they look good with a white background, it shows off their colors!!

Montanagirl said...

Hilarity - I would have thought those pink feet would work really good as snow shoes! lol. Didn't realize you got that kind of snow there. But then again, what do "I" know?

Montanagirl said...

Hilarity - I would have thought those pink feet would work really good as snow shoes! lol. Didn't realize you got that kind of snow there. But then again, what do "I" know?

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

Makes my feet cold just looking at them.

edenhills said...

My geese could give them some tips on staying warm. Looks like they were figuring it out with the beak tucked under the wing.

Kerry said...

Yeah, brrr. Put some uggs on those feet. They thought they were safe from snow there with you in TX, in March, but nope.

Gillian Olson said...

Cute and confused and COLD! Poor whistlers.

Nicole Burgoz said...

Hey, long time no see :-)
We finally landed in the US of A and guess in which part ;-)
Hi neighbor :-)

Sally said...

"What is this stuff?"

LOL - that made me LOL!! :)

xoxo

carolann said...

That advert pops up in my face 3 times on your page. What is with that. Grrrrrrr

Like your whistlers.

They must feel what happened.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Their expressions are priceless. Someone needs to knit them some booties. :)

SweetMarie said...

I love the above comment, knit them some booties. :) they're feet really are turning blue. :(

RedPat said...

Poor things!

Nancy J said...

" Rare snow in Texas" is what Google news called it, I'm sure the Whistlers had a much more relevant name for it as their feet froze. Lovely series, as always, pity about the frozen bird bath, do you ever have to put hot water in to thaw it, then refill?

Midmarsh John said...

They do look a tad down in the beak.

Jeevan said...

wow! awesome to see them amid snow fall... absolutely wonderful

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness I really feel for them! And you, goodness it should be spring time all around for us all.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They do look a little stunned at the white invasion! Silly boy sitting on the frozen bird bath. lol!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh no, poor whistlers (and you) dealing with the snow! Heating pads all around!

Bob Bushell said...

Cold and beautiful, not the places for Whistlers.

Robin Lamb said...

T, I guess it's not cold enough for them to head for warmer climes! Hardly any point at this time of the year I guess!

DIMI said...

Hello Tex!
Amazing images!!Poor Whistlers ducks!I'm sure they do'nt look happy with the snow!
Dimi...

Fjällripan said...

Nice photos! The ducks must have been really surprised with all that snow :))

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Different images of your ducks in the snow.. Lovely..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You said something about being jealous of my little blue heron .... I am at least 100X more jealous of your whistlers!

mick said...

I can just imagine all the seed and feed those multitude of birds ate! They are lucky to have you be so generous.

Mary Kirkland said...

I can imagine them seeing snow for the first time would be funny

Ela said...

They don't look happy because of the snow !

messymimi said...

They do look cold, and they have my sympathy!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Brrrrrr! Poor things - so glad you kept the soup kitchen open! So strange to see snow there! Beautiful, though.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Someone needs to knit a bunch of tiny pink galoshes.

Lynn said...

They do look rather fluffed and puffed out:@)

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, wow, still find it odd snow is in Texas. The sweet Whistlers need fluffy warm hoodies.Blessings Francine.

Susan said...

Oh wow, look at the snow! Those poor little feet. It is cold.

Ms. A said...

Makes me cold just looking at the photos! Brrrrr!

Melissa said...

Oh gosh, you got snow? Well, it does make the whistlers stand out nicely!

Gosia k said...

Lol the error of nature . In Texas winter in Poland spring

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, really very beautiful in the snow !! Excellent pictures !!

Barb said...

I have to laugh out loud at these quizzical Whistlers. They look as though they've never seen the white stuff before...

bailey-road.com said...

Poor chilly ducks. They need all that food to help them keep warm

Our photos said...

Wow, so many ! very nice series !

Paula said...

Don't you just wonder what the Whistlers think when the ground turns white?

Brian King said...

Maybe next year they'll go further south! LOL

Lois said...

It doesn't seem to have affected their appetite!

Red said...

The whistlers are just like people who don't have experience with snow.

Bethany Carson said...

Brrr! That does not look fun--poor things! I hope these photos are not from today: we're finally getting 50 and 60 degree weather here in Iowa to *melt* our snow!

Stephanie said...

I don't think they were too keen on that white stuff on the ground. Great shots!

Cloudia said...

Wow. I feel like I can tell they're not their normal goofy happy selves in your neat pics.



ALOHA from Honolulu
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dinascitywildlife.com said...

This is a first for me. Whistlers in the snow. Very cool! http://dinascitywildlife.com/

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Theresa, these are gorgeous photos! Poor Whistlers. They're probably asking each other, "Aren't we in Texas?" :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Judging from the pictures with all the seed, it looks like you took good care of them!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Oh poor little Whistlers! I can feel their pain. They are totally adorable.

Randy said...

They don't look to thrilled in that last shot.

KB Bear said...

It looks almost like they've painted their beaks and feet with how they stand out in the snow! I never thought that I'd say this, but you need a heated bird bath (for that 1 day per year that it goes below freezing!)!

ann nz said...

do they get cold feet

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Have you ever lived through such a snow fall before in your area?
Poor Whistling ducks; what must they be thinking!
Wishing you warmer and sunnier days soon. Our weather has been all week like summer but tonight we expect heavy rains and thunder. But it remains very warm all of next 10 days.
Hugs,
Mariette

Carola Bartz said...

I don't think I've ever seen ducks like these. Their red bills (or is it a beak?) are gorgeous. I really like the duck in the bird bath...

Marie said...

Poor babies! But they look so pretty against the snowy white world...and they have you to keep them fed! :-)

Paul said...

They do look a little out of sorts alright! A quick Google of their normal Summer and Winter range indicates that they definitely favor the warmer climates...

Rita said...

What a shock for them. Good thing you keep them full so they have warm, full bellies, anyways. :)

Crissi said...

Superb shots -
nice day Crissi

Linda R said...

WOW!! That must have been down right chilly for them. Such great photos of them.. TFS..

Hugs~
My Happy Place

Ratty said...

They do look kind of confused in the snow. They must not be cold weather ducks.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Poor ducks! I wouldn't be happy with snow and sleet either. I hope we won't get more of the stuff.

Lux Ganzon said...

They look so majestic against the white background. :)

Halcyon said...

They do look at little confused!

Kovács Miklós said...

I heard in the news that you have have quite strong winter weather there. I hope spring will come soon :) So nice whistlers group and maybe they are accustomed to this cold.

A Quiet Corner said...

Good thing those little pink feet reside n Texas!!!...:)JP

Betty Manousos said...

now, that's a welcome sight!
great photos!

xo

Felicia said...

Awwww they look beautiful in the snow.

Kate said...

I'm with the Whistlers; never been thrilled with snow and sleet.

Indrani said...

Such beautiful creatures and there are so many of them! Great sights so well captured.

Lynne said...

Poor dears . . . you can tell them we didn't like that sleet, snow and ice when we made a drive through your area! Dreadful driving weather!
(Sure makes their pretty feet show up though!)

pattisjarrett said...

Love the one in the birdbath! That made my day.

Laura. M said...

There is always someone who feeds them ;))

Rose said...

I almost missed this...forgot it was Wed when we went to Tootie's...I bet the Whistlers did wonder what all that white stuff was! It sure enhanced their beauty.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'll never catch up, but I have to comment on the whistlers. I have missed them!!

Susan (ABON) said...

Poor babies, I don't blame them for being disgruntled about the snow. But it sure made some great photos!

Rory Bore said...

aw, their poor wee feet!! They actually do look quite surprised! ha
but it sure does make for some pretty pictures.

Helma said...

These large amounts of snow the ducks will have it more difficult to find food. Why they stay with you on the land because they always get enough to eat with you:-)

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