Sunday, April 5, 2009

Michigan Mallards On Spring Break In Florida

A couple of impudent mallards stopped by my yard. They looked just like the one's I saw by Shelly's at Birding In Michigan. I grabbed my camera and dashed out back.

Me: Yo! Mr. Duck! Didn't I just see you and the missus over at Shelly's place?
Walter: Yep - but your pond is a heck of a lot bigger than that poor excuse of a hot tub she's got. There's no "hot" in that tub either.
Me: May I take a few pictures of you for Shelly?
Walter: Whatever, but snap it up. The missus is a bit famished from our trip.

Walter: Loretta! Get your head out of the sand. We're having our picture taken here.

Loretta: Fine. Cheeeeeeeeese.

Loretta: Now where was I?


soulbrush said...

most considerate of them too.

Margaret Ann said...

What beautiful color and freshness in these shots...Ain't nature GRAND!!!??? :)

Lyn said...

Thank you for those wonderful photos..even though they look happy, I hear Walter and Loretta are in splitsville, she's way too impudent.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I think they are just down here to duck that impudent Michigan weather.

Betsy said...

Oh that Loretta is so shy! Beautiful scene..the flowers, the water,...the whole thing!

JANE said...

Love the great convo!

Blicky Kitty said...

They are actually much better behaved than a lot of the spring break crowd I hear, although she's not shy about showing off her feathers.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Terribly impudent of that Loretta! But you did get great pictures of the fine feathered couple!

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, sweet. I love ducks.

There are some that keep eating our pansies in the front of the house (in the middle of Santa Monica - huh?) and I don't even mind because they're just so feathery and quacky, you know?

And awesome photos!



Sea Angels said...

I love ducks ...what fun, my nan always used to say to me.."you have a face like a duck in a thunder storm" work that one out !!! ha ha
Love the pictures, they are so fresh and shout Spring.
Have a great week
Hugs Lynn xx

Bibi said...

So easy for ducks to get to Florida...or anywhere, lucky ducks.

SweetPeaSurry said...

Oh I just become pea green with envy that people have such beautiful spots so close to them! Those shots are lovely, and the mallard convo? priceless!

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