Monday, June 18, 2007

Duck, Duck, No Goose

The geese have abandoned the pond out back, but this family of ducks provide plenty of entertainment for me and the cats. Yesterday, Mama brought her young charges up near my patio to feast on the spilled seeds under my neighbor's birdfeeder. The kids are in the shady spot ... Mama stands guard (and chases away the rest of th flock when they're around.)

Ducks chow down

As soon as I opened the door, to snap a photo, they were on the run, with Mama in the lead.

Heading Home

I couldn't believe how fast they moved. In no time, they were back in their comfort zone, on the water, with the rest of the family.

Ducks afloat

A heron has also moved into my neighborhood for summer, but he is nearly impossible to photograph--I have lots of photos backlit by the sunrise or taken just after he has flown away ....

3 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Aren't they fun - we have a whole gaggle of geese, not just one family. But the babies seem to go where ever they want - I have seen 2 adults with babies that are apparently from at tleast 3 different clutches...

Debra Spincic said...

We have ducks that like to fly in and swim in our pool! Drives the dogs nuts.

margaret said...

Hi Sophie, thanks for visiting my blog. Your comment on Lucy Boston's kaleidoscope quilt got me looking really hard at it. Some parts look very "planned" -- different colour circles intersect or rather interlock - but other parts look different enough that they may have been lucky juxtapositions. I suppose we'll never really know! I should have mentioned that Diana Boston, the daughter in law, wrote a book about Lucy's quilts.

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