Ducks watching Ducks

It’s been a while since I strolled around the containment pond with my pesky eye irritation. As I rounded the curve, I could hear the panicked high pitched peeps of the whistling ducks. The parents ran away from the grass where they were nesting with babies in tow and splashed into the water. The bombproof Muscovy ducks just sat and watched with perplexment. They live here year around and are domesticated – nothing to fear from humans who feed them (and keep them warm when it snows). The whistling ducks are migratory so are pretty feral and very skittish.

This year we have a bumper crop of whistling ducks to go back to Latin America. Dozens and dozens of lovely wee non-ducks, as we call them as they are neither ducks nor geese. The ducklings are just precious little ‘stripes’. I didn’t see any Muscovy ducklings this year but I think this lot are all the same family. It’s doubtful that would stop them getting frisky, though… Red faces not red necks?

On my trek back, I got a better photo of the six Muscovy Ducks. Don’t they look dapper in their evening wear? I like the touch of taupe in the middle duck and the silver one is my favorite. They look ready for the Oscars or whatever the Duck equivalent is.

32 thoughts on “Ducks watching Ducks

  1. Sweet observance of nature and its life forms. We do that on our hill here in TN with the deer, chipmunks, squirrels, fox, skunks, humming birds, and variety of birds. It is so wonderful the memoires these experiences bring to us and what we learn from them.

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  2. Watching ducks is a lot of fun as they are super cute when they frolic and play in the water. There’s a little pond just around the corner from where we live, and we can spend hours watching them go on about their daily lives especially when they turn backside up to search the bottom of the pond for food or dive under the water to come up a few feet away. Have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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