Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Good Dose O' Whistlers

Although these photos are from a year ago today, the current scene is much the same. Several flocks of Whistling Ducks are hanging here each day, squabbling, whistling, picking for scattered scratch feed and hanging around the pond. A lot of photos, so I'll shut up...


 
 A youngster and an adult.
 
 Goofy Whistler trying to get into the bird feeders.


 So sweet.

Goofy look #1
  Goofy look #2










 Mohawk crest raised.








 And a bonus scamper rat.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

124 comments:

Handmade in Israel said...

Just love your Whistling Ducks photos! They are a wonderful way to start my day - thank you :)

Hannah said...

Your whistler ducks are so much fun with their mohawk haircuts. I don't know if I could get any work done with so much excitment to watch, Theresa.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - they are fun to see ... and must be lovely for you to sit and watch them bustling around, as too that scamper rat ... cheers Hilary

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Oh My, what sweet series of your whistler ducks' pictures♡♡♡ I love their cute mohawk head as well p:-) You know what, my favorite is 6th from the last. Let me skip explaining why, hard to describe in English (especially the tree), haha.

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

Lauren Miller said...

Whistlers are so cute! They are one of my favorite kinds of ducks! :D

HOOTIN ANNI said...

love this!!!!!!

Lynn said...

I like the one in the V of the tree:@)

Christine said...

What a great dose of warblers! They do goofy best!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantástica esta sequência de fotos.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Nancy Chan said...

Theresa, they are super models for your posts. I can sit and watch them whole day. And they are very cute and entertaining with all their poses.

Revrunner said...

Hope the guy in the tree eventually worked his way free. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, awesome collection of Whistling Ducks. I loved them all. I know I have said this before but they are so darn cute! Enjoy your day, have a happy week ahead!

magnoliasntea said...

Love the closeups, mohawk and squirrel!
Have a wonderful week!

magnoliasntea said...

Love the closeups, mohawk and squirrel!
Have a wonderful week!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex Ssuch a treat for us to see your Whistlers and in so many positions. Great photographs of them as well as the Squirrel (you would say verment)!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you can tell they love you

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I love those whistlers! It's neat that they can stand on one leg. And Bubba Squirrel photobombs some pictures.

Dicky Bird said...

Yay, the whistlers!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for the Whistler photos. I love those ducks,goofy as they are.

messymimi said...

They are a bit goofy, but much loved!

DJan said...

Oboy! A surfeit of whistlers for my birthday feast. Thank you! :-)

Bob Bushell said...

The whistlers are pretty little things, you can't beat 'em.

nookworm said...

They sure are funny! Goofy and awkward all together. Great shots!

Kate said...

I particularly like the photos with reflections and those with pairs of Whistlers are also appealing.

Gail said...

Great beauties.

Do they stay all year?

Miss Val's Creations said...

They are as cute as always!

S. J. Qualls said...

I like Goofy Look #2 the best, LOL! Nice to see them - did they come this year?

joeh said...

I've been missing those ducks!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, those Whistlers are so entertaining!!!!! Wonderful pictures of those goofy ducks,Thanks for the smiles,Francine,

Bev said...

They sure seem to enjoy themselves!!

Julia said...

I've been missing those crazy little guys. Thanks for the great photos. They always bring a smile.
Hugs,
JB

Justin Carfagnini said...

I would be doing the same thing they're doing, if I were them. Beach food and fun in the sun!

LV said...

Smart Whistlers. They know when they have found a paradise for home. Loved them all, but the fellow in the "v" of the tree my favorite. I think the sun is trying to come out. Take care.

EG CameraGirl said...

I always enjoy your whistlers. They have so much personality and tons of charm! ;)

L J Dogsmom said...

Such GORGEOUS photos!
Thanks for the beautiful feelings on a frosty morning.
(Although, not complaining, could be worse!)

Sandra said...

these guys are really quote funny and fun to watch. most of these made me laugh, a few made me really laugh. silly ducks and i love them

Small City Scenes said...

Silly quackers bird feeders are for the BIRDS!
MB

Debbie said...

they sure do make themselves right at home!! smart and silly, but more on the smart side...they sure do know where "their bread is buttered"!!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your ducks are so funny, they always make me smile, TWG.
~

Farm Girl said...

It looks so nice to see all of your ducks! It makes me happy.

Jan said...

They seem to enjoy performing for the camera

Richard Pegler said...

Hi Theresa. It's been ages since I dropped by your blog. I'm not sure why, but sorry! Sure glad I came upon this post. I love those whistlers. Saw some once in captivity in UK and they were most entertaining.

Best wishes - - - - Richard

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds, all lined up together.

Stephen Hayes said...

It's been a while since we've seen our whistling friends. It's good enjoying them again.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Very beautiful photos.
Once again I am charmed by your geese.
Greetings.

Wally Jones said...

What a terrific series of Whistlers! Each image is a gem. I think you may have the makings of full-length feature film here!

"The Life and Times of Whistler's Mother - and Father, and Son, and Daughter, and All Their Kin"

Special cameo appearance by Sammy Squirrel.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do LOVE those Whistlers!!! They're the perfect start for my day!! Such fun captures for the day and I love them all!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

silvioafonso said...

Adorei seu blog, por isso eu
vou segui-lo.
Siga o meu também, vai!

Beijos e bom natal.




.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your whistler photos are awesome and I love the squirrel, too. These birds are really pretty and you have taken great shots.

Debby Ray said...

Fantastic shots of these lovely (and funny) ducks!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

What wonderful and unusual "feeder birds!"

MartiDIY said...

Great photos! You have quite the comical crowd there. I love the one going through the cleft of the tree.

Red said...

You've always found these characters doing interesting things.

Adam Jones said...

Such lovely looking ducks. You're lucky to have them so close to home.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hello Whistlers! Thanks for sharing these cute guys.

Helma said...

It does not matter that these pictures of a year ago.
They are very nice and so to see the ducks really sit anywhere hahahaha ....... squirrel is great!

don said...

I'm glad they are hanging around during the colder season. I'm sure they are a source of interest and fun as you watch their antics.

Pom Pom said...

I see why you love the Whistlers! They are so funny!

Gosia k said...

great collection

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

These guys hands down are my favorites!

mick said...

A great series of photos. It must be lovely to have these birds so close and apparently quite unafraid of you.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Love these! They make me smile.

Andy Wilson said...

HA! That duck in the V of the tree lol

Kovács Miklós said...

Nice series. Like some photos in spring. Today was the first winter day here but it was extremly "hot". +13C degrees. Like in spring :)

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos! I always love to see your Whistlers, their antics always makes me smile, and your cute little varmint :)

William Kendall said...

They are such fun!

Michelle said...

Cute and funny, as always!

Rose said...

Oh, thank you for this! I needed this at the end of the day! Love them. I was wondering if they were still there?

Cloudia said...

I adore these daffy dolls and ducks! Deff!
Hey, Tex Now I got my own geese and ducks and what not (no Gem tho!) and they preening for Thursday fences




Warm ALOHA,
ComfortSpiral

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love these cuties. Thanks for sharing them. ♡

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving these ... We all need our doses of whistlers , thanks for these!

Brian King said...

I had almost forgotten how "non-duck" like they are! LOL!

Paula said...

Lots of pretty pictures. They always line up so neatly.

Brk Trt said...

Bountiful whistlers. Is that "bubba"?

Linda said...

The ducks appear to pose for you.

Marie C said...

They are so beautiful, Theresa! Just such interesting birds! Great pictures...I love the bird bath ones the best! Neat to see that raised crest too!

Paul said...

Ahhh... Much better now that I've gotten my Whistler fix! :)

Rita said...

I have missed those goofy birds! And the scamper rats, too. ;)

Crissi said...

Great shots - I like that!
Happy day Crissi

pattisjarrett said...

Whistlers are as entertaining as the squirrel when it comes to trying to raid the feeder.

Lux G. said...

They're beautiful. :)

Gert said...

Always great pictures! Live the scamper !!!

Made by KKann said...

They are all so cute looking.

Mary Kirkland said...

Those pictures were too cute. I laughed so hard at that goofy whistler looking right at you with his mouth open. That was so funny and then the last picture of the squirrel. I just love them.

Lea said...

Great photos!
The duck in the fork of the tree photos gave me a chuckle!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The yearly invasion! Great photos.

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

The Chinese acrobats of Run A Round Ranch!!

Wayne said...

Goofy look #2 is priceless. I've never seen the Mohawk before, I guess it's a defense mechanism?

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Nice to see them and nice to know they are still hanging out at your place! I didn't realize they could raise that little mohawk but not surprised. Good Morning!

Lynne said...

Wonderful pictures . . .
I really liked the one with a Whistler in the feeder and the crew looking up.
Plus some of the hind end, wing shots .
Ah heck . . . loved them all . . .
Kisses and Hugs to them and you!
Happy December days Theresa . . .

Munir said...

The one that is hiding in the "Y" of the trunk made me laugh.
How I wish they had a feeder like the bird feeder too .

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Just love these darling birds. The one that looks like he is talking to the camera is adorable. Great shots and the little squirrel at the end is too cute!! Happy December!

Terry and Linda said...

I always like your Whistlers!

Linda

Karen S. said...

Gosh, these cuties always make my day! Thanks for sharing them all.

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are such lovely posers....but of course, the goofy looks are my favorite!!

Chris Rohrer said...

Some of the most comical and entertaining ducks I know:)

Midmarsh John said...

I am always amused by the way they seem to stand around in lines.
Lovely photo of the two in the hanging feeder with the group underneath waiting for the seed to spill out.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Our photos said...

Very nice ! This Always makes me smile !

genie said...

I love them..I love them...I love them!!!! I need to modify the "5 Little Ducklings” childrens' song to work for your Whistlers. I see that the squirrel managed to get his "photo bomb" in :-)

Tanya Breese said...

thank you for my daily dose of cuteness!!

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice to see those goofy guys again! A very nice set of photos! Ducks in trees still give me pause!

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

my faves are - the 3 of them all standing together & then the shot of the one kind of stopping in the tree hollow wings out and all. way cool!! ( :

KB Bear said...

I love the goofy look by the Whistler and how Bubba stole the show at the end :)

Lowcarb team member said...

What a fantastic selection of photo's Tex.
That goofy one made me smile - thank you.

Happy December Wishes ... where did the months January through to November go?

All the best Jan

Bethany Carson said...

Enjoyed seeing your whistlers! They are quite the characters!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! We got a real good dose of Whistlers today. Loved all the images! Thanks for showing these.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are so cute and always make me laugh! Love the one in the fork of the tree! That is one fat little squirrel!

Stewart M said...

I do love these ducks - and the surprise squirrel as well!

The duck look the most 'ordered' birds I have ever seen!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Liz Needle said...

I love your Whistling Ducks, Tex. They are the clowns of the bird world. The squirrel is very cute - I'd love to have him in my backyard.

Liz Needle said...

Ooops.. I thought he was a squirrel.

Sami Niilola said...

Funny ducks, superb fotos.

CountryMum said...

Love the photo of all the ducks along the bank. It is like they are dancing - everyone look to the right, now look to the left.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Funny birds ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Mary Cromer said...

You got so many wonderful photos shared here and many show their adorable personalities and many made me smile. I love their antics and I am happy they come to see you still, even as this was taken last year, we shall see more of them in the future~

Liz said...

I LOVE your Whistlers and never tire of them... Such characters! I love the one stuck in the 'V' of the tree. And of course I love your "scamper rats"!! :)

Maggid said...

Oh, they seem so fun . . really silly.
Thank you for the unexpected JOY!!!

edenhills said...

Wow. You had both your ducks and your turtles in a row. Very impressive. Fun shot of the duck in the split of the tree. Of course, I love your squirrels.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Your whistlers are so cute and I love the squirrel as well.

Imagebloke said...

What wonderful pictures!

Giga said...

You have beautiful company near his home. I like these adorable ducks, and of course a squirrel. Regards.

Betty Manousos said...

i'm in love with your ducks! they are so beautiful and funny too.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Whistler's are real ducks of habit!

Connie Smiley said...

Love your ducks in trees! Two different people sent me here today in their comments. I can see why.

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