Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Run*A*Round Whistlers

I can't keep up with posting, visiting and commenting, but I figured you'd probably appreciate a dose of Whistling Ducks. Yes, there's a small crew still hanging around for summer.

One morning as the mist rose off the pond, a pair of Whistlers waited for scratch feed.

 While I scattered it, they flew to the pond until I departed.

 On an afternoon, a string of Whistlers sat along the fence.

The fence that goes into the pond and the old downed tree that rests against it are always favorite seating.


 Oopsie! Laid an egg in the pond waters.
Linking to Saturday's Critters and The Bird D'Pot

120 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful shots in the mist over the pond. The light is lovely & it was great to see the whistlers!

Anni said...

No worries Ms. T!!! We all know you're very busy these days. We appreciate your time and efforts...truly, we do. I DO ANYWAY.

And of course I LOVE your BBWD. Always.

I saw three of them today...well, actually FIVE...Two were on someone's house roof and then walking further along I saw THREE on a power pole at the very top...one that has a "T" bar. Dunno if those three were part of the other two or not. Naturally, my first thought was you.

Thank you very much for sharing this post with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Robin Lamb said...

T, lovely images! Your pond looks really nice! I guess with it being so full! The Whistlers as ever are great fun!

Frank Boxell said...

Thanks Theresa ... I was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms!!

Lovely views, especially the early am mist.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Oops. Not a great place to lay an egg. Maybe a new mother.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The pond is so beautiful with the whistlers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Tex ...
Fantastic selection of photo's you've shared here.

Thank you.

All the best Jan

JP A Quiet Corner said...

I swear to goodness, I was just thinking about them this morning, Tex!!1...:)JP

Pom Pom said...

It's always fun to see the whistling whistlers! Thanks!

Nancy J said...

Love those whistlers, and the mist on the pond, super photo.So good to know you are OK, busy days for so many of us, at any age. And BEWARE, when you get to my age, everything takes a lot longer to achieve. Have a great weekend up North.

Jan said...

I feel like they are old friends by now.

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful photos and it's great to see your Whistlers again.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I guess the view from the fence doesn't get much better if you're a duck!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Not only are the Whistlers a treat, but so are these photos. The lighting in them is wonderful. I love the mist rising off the pond. The third one is especially lovely.

S. J. Qualls said...

They're like little kids at camp! Delightful!

Maggid said...

Yippie!!! Whistling Ducks . . they look so much like kids.
THANK YOU!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always love seeing your whistlers too! They look like they are at summer camp, ready for a swim in the pond! Beautiful photos my friend. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Red said...

I like to see the high water level in the pond and the abundant green grass.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww, such cute birds...I still wish they would just fly a little bit further northeast...just a little!

messymimi said...

Lovely shots of those fun birds! How in the world does an egg end up in the water, i wonder.

Lynne said...

They are just so darn cute . . .
Thanks for the post . . .
Whistlers always put a smile on my face!

Linda said...

The pond looks lovely and the whistlers look great on the fence!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures as always!! I'm returning to Portland tomorrow and getting back to blogging -- at last!! It's been a wonderful break, I do love my handsome little grandson and his great parents and I'm ready to take up my life again!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful picture. I especially like the misty ones with reflections.

Paul said...

Thanks, I was starting to get a bad case of Whistler withdrawals!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I was starting to wonder about these guys :)
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Gert said...

I never tire of seeing your Whistlers! So what will happen with the egg ? Or do I dare ask??

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

My goodness! I cannot remember seeing the water level so high in the pond like that. No wonder what with all the rain your area has received. Everything is so green and lush.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - those shots are stunning aren't they ... what a lovely way to just slowly wake up with the mists, and warming sun of the day arising itself too ... the Whistlers line themselves up - wonderful photos - cheers Hilary

Crissi said...

Beautiful shots!
Happy day Crissi 🙋

Margaret Adamson said...

So glad to see your Whistlers and your pond again, I do miss them on Wednsday's Tex.

Stewart M said...

Always got time for some Whistlers!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) It's lovely to see the Whistlers again, and such beautiful captures of the pond and green fields captured in such gorgeous light, and the line up of Whistlers on the fencing is a treat.I appreciate all your photos all the more, knowing how busy you are right now.:)

Marit Sønstebø said...

I have missed your beautiful whistlers. Nice to see them again :)

Bob Bushell said...

I wish that I had a lake like that, it is gorgeous. And, I wish could have too many Whistlers, love them.

Ms. A said...

Love the mist on the water! Dang, too bad about the egg.

Midmarsh John said...

I've missed seeing your Whistlers all lined up watching the world go past.

Lynn said...

OMG-sunshine!!! It feels like we've had weeks of rain... Happy Sunday:@)

rainfield61 said...

I like this pond view. Very beautiful.
But must be very noisy, I think.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful series of images .. good Sunday ..

Paula said...

The Whistlers know a peaceful place when they find it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Theresa, thanks so much for sharing your Whistlers. You know I love these cute ducks. The misty pond shots are beautiful. Poor egg! I know you are busy and I appreciate you linking up a critter post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

MarmePurl said...

Whistlers!
So good to see the pond so full.

Tamago said...

Such beautiful photos. The morning shots are gorgeous with mist and bright sun coming through. Whistlers are adorable. Love seeing them :-)

Handmade in Israel said...

Always love those Whistling Ducks! Beautiful photos!

Brk Trt said...

Lots of green, and a full pond.....good happenings.

nookworm said...

I always look for your whistlers and today I am happy to see them again and never tire of your shots.

Sandra said...

I have missed your beautiful ranch and the ducks.. i really love the misty photos. so beautiful and the reflection photo to... so green and gorgeous.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Happy Mother's Day! You have quite a crew! ❤

Gail said...

Oh, my Whistlers, I do love them. Thank you.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the mist on the pond and the whistlers are wonderful to see.

Stephen Hayes said...

I've missed the Whistlers, and it
s good seeing them again.

Magia da Inês said...

✿゚ه° ·.
São bonitas as primeiras imagens com a névoa subindo do espelho d'água.
Muito interessante ver um ovo no fundo da lagoa.

Ótimo domingo!!!
Ótima semana!!!

╰⊰✿‿⎠

Stephanie said...

I can understand the problem of trying to keep up with posting, commenting and such. I seem to be in that same predicament these days. I love seeing your Whistlers, such beautiful images. Enjoy your day!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are wonderful, peaceful scenes. That is too bad about the egg. :(

stardust said...

The mist-rising morning pond is so beautiful. The ducks are charming in the lush green meadow.

Yoko

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful scenery and photos. Greetings!

Debbie said...

awww t, there is so much to love about these images!! they are so beautiful....the mist so magical, the grass so green and the pond so full with water. mother nature has been kind!!!

and what about that cool reflection??!!

happy mothers day to you t, you are momma to so many!! it was awesome to see you today and my favorite ducks!!!!

Lois Evensen said...

What glorious images of the mist on the pond! Wow!

I understand completely about not being able to keep up with posting and visiting. We are at sea again so all the fun stuff happens the few hours we are in a US port each week and I am on my personal wifi connection.

Hugs from Port Canaveral for a Happy Mother's Day.

Lois

Rose said...

I love seeing them....I always love the ones where they are perched on stuff.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They look so humorous when they're all perched on the fence.

Happy Mothers Day, TWG!
~

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love always your Whistling Ducks pictures!

Rita said...

OMG! The egg in the pond! Some first time mom Whistler must not have known what hit her--ROFL!

William Kendall said...

I have missed these goofy ducks!

William Kendall said...

I have missed these goofy ducks!

Mary Kirkland said...

It's so green, and beautiful there. I really miss seeing scenery like this. Beautiful pictures.

RedPat said...

I've missed these guys, Tex!

Sally said...

Well, yes I've missed the whistlers. And, an egg in the water; how cool is that. :)

xoxo

Ela said...

Nice to see your beautiful whistlers again :)
Great photos !!
Greetings

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you, I always enjoy a dose of your Whistlers!!!

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Those ducks are probably one of the funniest birds I know.

DJan said...

Ah! A dose of whistlers for Mother's Day. Thank you one and all! :-)

Brian King said...

Beautiful! Love the mist! They're still goofy! ;-)

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the mist over the pond and the whistlers are always interesting to see.

Felicia said...

I know what you mean...seems like I can't keep up anymore either.

beautiful scenes from your ranch. looks like the pond is nice and full.

magnoliasntea said...

Love the early morning mist and Whistlers on the fence. Great shots.

Ginny Garza said...

Love the whistlers, as always! A few years back I mentioned that I loved their colors and hoped to crochet an afghan using those colors. I've had the yard for quite awhile now, but haven't gotten around to crocheting the afghan yet. Maybe when I'm recuperating from my knee replacement surgery I'll have time!

Inger said...

Those birds know a good thing, they aren't going anywhere any time soon.

joeh said...

Love those goofy ducks.

Michelle said...

Always good to see the Whistlers!

Revrunner said...

There is a lot of water.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Tex, you live in such a beautiful place, love your pics.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

So happy to see this post. I was going to ask you if the Whistlers were still around. Wonderful photos!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There is nothing like the Whistlers to make me smile -- And that egg in the water made me laugh -- Oopsie is right!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Too bad the egg landed in the wrong spot...
Indeed, it is hard to keep up with everything. I'm very late, trying to read some blogs.
Hugs and blessings.
Mariette

Made by KKann said...

I love those whistlers - and the mist on the pond - beautiful.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Muito belas estas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Fireblossom said...

Yours is the happenin' place for whistling ducks!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Felt it was time I stopped by... I know you must be super busy and with 88 comments, no wonder you have a hard time keeping up! Hope you are well my friend. xo

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Sittin on the bleachers waiting for the game to begin.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love seeing the whistlers always. Thank you for making time out of your schedule to bring us an update on these adorable little clowns. -- and thanks too as always for hosting Fences. I am always in awe of anyone who has a job and still blogs and comments at all ever. I didn't start blogging until after I was retired (I am not sure blogs had been invented while I was still working ;>) ) and even as a retired lady I still often have trouble keeping up with comments and posts. You do a wonderful job -=- and we appreciate it.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Neat pictures of the pond and the Whistlers. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks, as always, for your kind comments on my blog. Have a great week ahead!

Donna Volkenannt said...

Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Fi said...

Love the mist and those whistlers!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful shots.
Nice week.

Susan said...

So wonderful to see that pond so full after the drought you had. It all looks so beautiful!

Michael Manning said...

Theresa: Ironically your best post of photos ever, and I've announced my final post as changes are ahead for me. ;)

Monika B said...

Wonderfull photos.
Yours:)*

Small City Scenes said...

Those fence sitting Whistlers just crack me up
Are eggs in the water a regular thing? Our ducks do the same thing.
MB

Janice L. Grinyer said...

Came for the ducks. Wasnt disappointed :D

Helma said...

Hello Theresa,
It is also not do to keep pace. There are a lot of posts and visitors and also at home you have more than enough to do. I am also going to post less because I love about no time. I also have my job and now my husband had an accident I have even less time.

Your pictures of these beautiful ducks are very nice. The mist rising is great to see from Thee water :-) An egg in the water oops oops ........

Anvilcloud said...

There used to be throngs of Whistlers. Wrong time of year? Some nice photos here.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I have missed visiting.. again!! Sounds like you are one busy bee as well. Always always always enjoy my visits here.. whether it's Whistlers, Dogs, Birds, or anything! My favorites today are the Whistlers on their roosts! -Tammy

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, Funny about that duck egg. I really love the Whistlers! So nice and very very cute. You are lucky to have them at the pond on your beautiful ranch! Have a great day tomorrow.

Noke said...

Schöne Bilder vom kleinen Teich und den Enten.

Gruß
Noke

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Oh, your sweet Whistlers post♡♡♡ And I LOVE all the beautiful scene with them; Especially the morning mist and reflections are GORGEOUS from your place☆☆☆
Thank you SO much for your contributions to us♬♬ I always appropriate it, Dear friend.
So sorry for my belated comment again.

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

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Love to see the Whistlers fence sitting!

Mandy Southgate said...

I love these photos!! I love all the greenery in them and I've always liked your whistlers. I am in the same boat with blogging and commenting - struggling to keep up.

SweetMarie said...

these birds just make me laugh! they are so darn cute sitting there on your fence. :)

Giga said...

Beautiful views have near his home. Milo look at the cute ducks. Regards.

edenhills said...

I certainly understand that not being able to stay caught up with everything. Love the misty pond image!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

As always, your photos are beautiful! Major "oops" on the egg in the pond!

Barb said...

What great photos! I love the golden light on the pond - and the Whistlers, of course!

Joyful said...

Fantastic shots!

Koryn said...

Haven't been able to drop by your site for a quite a while! That mist is quite magical :)

Jeevan said...

Wow! Awesome moment on the mist morning... and the couple of whistlers make the scene romantic :) The photos taken in mornings reveal the true essence.

Margaret said...

Always a beautiful sight is your home!

Pat Tillett said...

A small crew of Whistlers, is better than no Whistlers!
REALLY nice photos Theresa...

pattisjarrett said...

Such a beautiful place you have there. You've captured the perfect lighting. Nice to see the Whistling Ducks.

Justin Carf said...

Those Whistlers are a hoot!

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