Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Noticed some new (albeit temporary?) residents on a neighbor's property...

At first I just saw some white movement in the distance and wasn't sure what it was.  Then with the camera zoom (above) I was able to see ducks!

I swapped out the telephoto lens and zoomed way in and captured them in all their beauty.  There were only three of them but they hung around together everywhere they went.

Ducks on water
I noticed that there is a little pond back there and I'm sure that is why they were hanging around.  I asked 2nd Family if they knew if these neighbors had ducks and they didn't think so.  We're not sure if they were just passing through, I'll see if they are back again next time we're out there.  Makes me wonder if someday, after we have a pond dug, will we get our own ducks?

Anyone ever have temporary duck visitors like this?


  1. They're beautiful. Kinda nice to have the quackers around.
    Q: What time does a duck wake up?

    A: At the quack of dawn!

    Q: What do ducks get after they eat?

    A: A bill!

    Q: What do you call a crate full of ducks?

    A: A box of quackers!

    Q: Who stole the soap?

    A: The robber ducky!

    Q: What do you call two ducks and a cow?

    A: Quackers and Milk.

    Q: What do you get if you cross a duck with fireworks?

    A: A firequacker!

    Q: What's another name for a clever duck?

    A: A wise quacker!

    Q: What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?

    A: Foul (fowl) weather.

    Q: What says "Quick, Quick!"?

    A: A duck with the hiccups

    Q: Why do ducks watch the news?

    A: For the feather forecast!

    Q: What has webbed feet and fangs?

    A: Count Duckula

    Q: Where did the duck go when he was sick?

    A: To the Ducktor

    Q: What did the detective duck say to his partner?

    A: I hope we Quack this case.

    Q: What did the duck say to the banker?

    A: My bill is bigger than yours.

    Q: Which side of a duck has the prettiest feathers?

    A: The outside!

    Q: What did the duck carry his schoolbooks in?

    A: His Quackpack

    Q: Why did the duck fly south for the winter?

    A: Because it was too far to walk.

    Q: Which animal grows down?

    A: A duck

    Q: Why did the duck cross the park?

    A: To get to the other slide.

    Q: What's a Duckworth?

    A: I don't know, what does a Henweigh?

    Q: How do you get down off a horse?

    A: You don't get down off a horse... you get down off a duck.

    Customer: How much is that duck?
    Shopkeeper: Ten dollars.
    Customer: Okay, could you please send me the bill?
    Shopkeeper: I'm sorry, but you'll have to take the whole bird.

    A man and a duck are walking down the street together. Suddenly the man notices a low-flying airplane coming right for them. The man yells "DUCK!!!!" and the duck looks back at the man with an angry face and yells "MAN!!!!"

    A duck walks into a pharmacy and says, "Do you have any chapstick?" When the pharmacist hands it to him, the duck replies, "Thanks, just put it on my bill."

    1. TOO FUNNY! Those made me laugh out loud!!

  2. Ducks on a pond make such a peaceful scene.
    Another bit of tranquility for y'all to look forward to when you have your own farm pond.

    1. They do don't they? Kind of amazing how just seeing them is so calming...and happy!

  3. If you build a pond, they will come... they might even let you see them. =)

    1. We would be fine with that for sure!!


    1. safe for work; just a funny for the day. quack it up!

    2. That is so fun! I loved those cartoons and of course have never seen that one that I remember anyway. Love it. Thanks for another smile for the day.

  5. they are lovely but where did they come from,,,,, they are tame ducks so someone must have them close by, when your pond is dug maybe they will move into your property, they certainly look healthy!
    I wonder if they are young ducks on the loose!

    1. I would love to see some little ones. We're not sure where they came from...lots of farms around ,perhaps they were just stopping off for a drink and some relaxation and then moved on, ha. Thanks!!

  6. 1st Man,

    They look like someone's pets or farm animals. Probably a neighbor....

    1. We wondered that too. They were healthy and obviously not wild. I wonder how many times they just come and visit when we're not there? Ha!

  7. Pekins... not a wild duck. They are lovely, and I loved keeping ducks for years. Make sure you have somewhere for them to duck their bills and clean themselves if you don't have a pond! :-)

    1. Pekins?? Wow, cool, I learned something new today! We have a pond on a medium term list (not long term not short term, ha). I would love to have ducks. Thanks for the info!! :-)


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