Sunday, May 10, 2015

Toodling Around

Wood Ducks paddling around the pond.
(A pair of Blue-Winged Teals in the foreground)




Linking to The Bird D'Pot

Happy Moms' Day!

97 comments:

stardust said...

In these photos, I like not only ducks but also interesting patters of the wave. Happy Mother’s Day!

Yoko

Anni said...

...and happy mother's day to you too Ms. T. Thelma, Louise and the rest of the gang will be sure to give you some extra sweetness today.

LOVE the wood ducks. At first I thought the teals were duckling and I was REALLY gonna be jealous. lol

Crafty Green Poet said...

wood ducks are so beautiful!

Sandra said...

and what a tootle they have.. so beautiful. i had to wait while two half grown baby ducks toodled across the road Saturday morning. the parents and other 3 were already to the pond, these two were toodling.

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

((oh, finally...been a loooong week. time for a breather...and you are my first stop!! happy mom day))
i love those wood ducks. the red eyes are pretty weird...and the males look just so perfect...they don't look real!they look like floating decoys!
beautiful pic's for a relaxing sunday morn!!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I love those careful colours on the male. It's like someone was very careful to stay in the lines in a colouring book!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Such beautiful markings... I never noticed how they match the small waves in the water... blessings ~ tanna

Janey and Co. said...

These are possibly the most beautiful ducks.

DJan said...

I never realized before how much the head feathers on the wood ducks look like helmets. Beautiful series, Tex, and yes, gives those furry four-legged creatures of yours a special hug from me. :-)

DIMI said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Tex!
What a lovely pair of ducks!Great captures!
Dimi...

troutbirder said...

They absolutely gorgeous. And to think I used to hunt them...;(

Birdman said...

'Up a creek' WITH a paddle, I guess. Huh?

eileeninmd said...

Happy Mother's Day. I love the pretty wood ducks. Great captures.. Have a happy day!

CHC Photographie said...

Tes photos sont toujours très belles !
Bon dimanche.
Cath.

rainfield61 said...

The ducks are enjoying life.
We too, in another manners.

Filip Demuinck said...

Incredible drawing on the head of the duck.

Greetings,
Filip

Mildred said...

They look beautiful and content. God bless as you remember your Mom today.

ThreeOldKeys said...

So much fun to see these guys up close ... he reminds me of a paint-by-number project. And seeing her in profile assures me they really are a pair!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The female wood duck is pretty too with her white eye patch... She's overshadowed by her hubby tho, that's for sure.

joeh said...

Handsome lad!

Lynn said...

So pretty! Give your furry kids a goodie for me today-enjoy:@)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the wood ducks.

don said...

The markings on the Wood Ducks is marvelous to see. I like how intricate the design is. Fine post.

Terry and Linda said...

Looks a tad windy on the pond!

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

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, delicious wood ducks, I like a lot, nice pictures!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Love those Wood Ducks. Have a beautiful day.

Judy said...

I just love the color of the male wood ducks.

Sylvia K said...

I love the colorful male wood duck, too!! They do seem to be enjoying the day!!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Ducks are always so funny!
Very nice pictures!
Three images were missing indeed, now they are ok :-)

Bob Bushell said...

Aren't they magnificent?

Rose said...

Such a happy couple! I meant to say Handsome couple, but guess they do look happy, too.

I see you are still here...hope you have a wonderful day!

Gwen said...

looks refreshing! :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Love the water shots Tex! The pretty ducks reflected in the water. May you have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Theresa, Your photos are always beautiful and these are wonderful shots.
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day too.
Hugs, CM

Gayle said...

Astounding how each feather is in just the right place for perfect markings.

Mama Zen said...

Love the wood ducks!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They are an impressive pair!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots, Tex! Stay safe today- hope the storms miss you. I'm thinking of building a boat, or a hidey hole..I don't which. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Such beauties!

Julia said...

The ducks are beautiful. soon there will be ducklings I bet. It will be so cute seing them following Mom and Dad.
Hugs,
JB

RedPat said...

A good-looking couple!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful, that male is so majestic!

William Kendall said...

Lovely birds, Tex!

Stephen Hayes said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your large feathery brood. Take care.

The Queen Jester said...

They are so beautiful. Have a great day today.

Ela said...

They are beautiful ! I love them !
Greetings

Gosia k said...

The man is more beautiful than woman

Midmarsh John said...

The male has beautiful colours.

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Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely ducks! It has wonderful colors :)

Brian King said...

One of my favorites! Love the colors!

Felicia said...

very pretty, love the soft ripples

Randy said...

That's one flashy looking male.

Barb Brookbank said...

Beautiful ducks, beautiful shots!

Our photos said...

What a beautiful ducks they are !

Lois Evensen said...

Happy Mothers Day to you, too!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wood Ducks are so pretty.

Happy Mothers Day!
~

Stephanie said...

I love their colors and patterns!

Marie C said...

Wonderful!

Jeanne said...

When I see creatures like this I just cant help but wonder.

Kathy said...

A nice warm day for paddling. Stay safe tonight!

Mary Kirkland said...

My daughter loves all the duck pictures. She has always loved ducks.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think they are in love.

Maggid said...

They look like they are painted and ready for a performance at the Ballet . .

Happy Mom's day to YOU!!!

Michelle said...

Such a glamorous couple.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I hope your Mother's Day was very special and happy! I love Wood Ducks! Glad you have several ducks visiting your pond! Have a wonderful coming week!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Best looking couple on the pond I'd say!

Small Kucing said...

You are so lucky to have so many of these "love birds" duck around. Very auspicious. During Chinese weddings in the old days people would give the clay or ceramic figures of these ducks to the new couples

messymimi said...

Handsome couple!

Paula said...

The water looks so pretty today. Hope those doggie kids of yours treated you nice.

Red said...

These are one of my favorites. We seldom see them here.

Farm Girl said...

A very nice group today. I hope you had a nice day. I was hoping for Erma Bombeck. :) I still think about that post. :)

Farm Girl said...

A very nice group today. I hope you had a nice day. I was hoping for Erma Bombeck. :) I still think about that post. :)

Gert said...

How beautiful those ducks are! Isn't this exciting? To have those pretty birds in your pond!

Ms. A said...

Hope those fur babies and all the wildlife provided you a Happy Mother's Day!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love the greenish looking water they're peddling in!
My dear friend arrived back in The Netherlands this morning so we have a quiet home and I finally can visit blogs and comment. Time went so fast for all of us.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paul said...

Wow, amazing plumage!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

Small City Scenes said...

They are having A quacking good time.
MB

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Amazing pics TWG !

Halcyon said...

Fun times! Hope you had a nice weekend. :)

Nancy Chan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! The wood duck couple is a happy couple.

handmade by amalia said...

These ducks are adorable! Hope they are good friends, they must be spending a lot of time together.
Amalia
xo

Mary Cromer said...

Love that, my mother used to say it... "Oh I am just toodling around", and also " Better get your wiggle on" ;) Miss her. Anyway finally having time from yard clean up to catch up. Your Wood Duck images are rally stunning, love seeing their movement in the water~

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful ducks enjoying!

Ian H said...

Woodducks are great! Nice captures.

Rita said...

Definitely a fine couple. :)

Lynne said...

I liked the "Toodling Around" children . . .
I hope you are safe from the tornado . . . ???

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I never noticed the extra feathers on the back of their neck before.

edenhills said...

I always love the wood ducks. I've never seen any in real life.

Robin Lamb said...

T, they look so nice together!

Karen S. said...

A most wonderful day to be on the water!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty ducks!

Helma said...

Wonderful to have these wood ducks swimming around in your own pond. Especially the males are very colorful.

pattisjarrett said...

The teals look small compared to the Wood Ducks.

Susan (ABON) said...

Very beautiful!

Laura. M said...

Good series of the bathroom ;)

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