Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Eh! What's up doc.....!!

Every winter we get a visit from these ducks (well I can't be certain they are exactly the same ducks!!) landing in the pool when their navigating skills seem to go slightly off to the left somewhat! I'm fairly certain they are actually heading to McDonald Park (with lake) a few streets over. I think they are rather nice but I'm sure that anyone who knows anything about ducks understands that they can make a horrible mess, (not that anyone is mad enough to be swimming in 16C weather), so a lot of arm flapping and shoooing ensues to guide them on their true flight path.  This year should be fun, the pool now has a cover over it, so it'll be more like a 'crash' rather than a 'splash' landing!! Don't worry, no duck will be harmed, it's a soft cover, but I must confess the 'wicked' side of me will have the camera at the ready to catch what a 'startled' duck looks like..Any day now.....!!

29 comments:

  1. I will be here waiting to see your photos of the skidding landing. These ducks are pretty handsome, I must say.

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  2. Good morning Jack, you're up early. They are very nice ducks, but they sure can poop all over the place haha!

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  3. Lovely markings on their faces! looking forward to the 'soft landings'.

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  4. They look so pretty against the blue!

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  5. Quack!



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  6. lovely capture!

    looking forward to see some scared duck pics!

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  7. Hope they try a crash landing and you happen to be in the right place at the right time

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  8. Poor little ducks, hope they have a smooth landing, they have an amazing look and your image is great!

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  9. They are so beautiful against the lavish turquoise water that they almost look unreal! Fantastic photo!

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  10. Nice looking pair....they brighten up my day!

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  11. Nice picture of a cute couple!

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  12. I hope to see the picture of a startled duck and not one of a injuried one...

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  13. :-)
    Great !
    Ducks's hollidays...

    Pierre

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  14. Those smiling bills and preened feathers are cute enough to fool an unsuspecting pool owner but after a week of squatting I'm sure Daffy and partner would be asked to leave.

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  15. Well ... at least the water's still blue, and not duck s**t green!! Love the contrast in this shot!!

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  16. Ducks in the pool! How very cool! :-) Great shot.

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  17. If ya had 20 here, now, that would cause some 'damage'.

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  18. Great shot Grace against the pool blue. Hope you don't have too much to clean up afterwards!

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  19. They are attractive and interesting ducks. Do you know what kind they are?

    Lucy

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  20. What handsome looking drop-ins! I too will be waiting so see if you get any startled ducks passing through.

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  21. I am holding my breath and know that you will "get them" - hah!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  22. This duck looks clean. Swim with them but I wanted to. Otherwise, a nice couple. Instead, a free water surface. Peter.

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  23. oh! i still think you're lucky to see these lovely ducks even though they can be a little uncooperative at times. ^0^
    beautiful up close too!

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  24. Old french saying: salut, mon canard!

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