Wandering Whistling Ducks

Not far from my home is Hasties Swamp,  a large seasonal wetland which is a refuge for resident and migratory birds. It was only the birds and me, the day I visited.

Hasties Swamp

The only species out on this day was the pretty Wandering Whistling Ducks.

These fellows amused me, they were lined up like soldiers for inspection.

Then, along came the Sergeant , and they weren’t really standing at attention, nor paying attention.

I said “Attention”!

I really like their markings.

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14 responses to “Wandering Whistling Ducks

  1. Michelle

    Oh, I think that is a lovely idea.
    Yvonne, would the ducks mind?

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    • The ducks wouldn’t mind at all, and it would be a great place to learn rowing, Venetian style. And, there would be no worries about a mooring spot, either.

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  2. Sig. Nonloso

    How beautiful they are! And how perfect that wetland looks for a sandolo! If you imported just one boat from Venice and rowed it yourself with a friend or two, quietly, the ducks wouldn’t mind, would they?

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  3. Caroline

    Carina! Were they whistling?

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  4. I can see why people get hooked on bird-watching, Barb!

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  5. Barb

    As always, your photos just go to show that there is beauty all around us. You just have to know where to find it.

    The ducks at our little neighborhood pond seem a bit plain next to your
    fancy fellows.

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  6. I love the third and fourth pictures!

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  7. Oh be still my heart.

    Yvonne, I am a birder, but not a very good one! Thank you for showing us these lovely creatures Cara!

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    • So, you forgive me for leaving Venice for awhile, then? Just as I left, a tourist drove up, and got out his camera with a honkin’ long lens; I’ll bet he got some delicious shots.

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  8. It was such a nice day to sit and watch the water and the ducks. The Swamp is a National Park, and there is a good blind built at the edge of the water. (I’ll let your ducky comment slide by, just this once.)

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  9. Michelle

    Absolutely…well…just ducky! Come on someone had to say it.
    I love their markings too…and your lovely reflections.

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  10. They are gorgeous….gorgeous…..gorgeous!!!!

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