Thursday, April 16, 2009

If It Walks Like A Duck And It Talks Like A Duck

If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck--it's a duck! We all know that. But what if it perches high in a tree and chirps like, oh, I don't know, some kind of bird, what is it? It's still a duck! It's a Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), actually. I love these things. It was a treat this morning that my "going back to the car" experience was a pair of Wood Ducks up in the sunlight. Made my day. That and the ham salad sandwich.

The missus was a bit more shy.

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Dale Forbes said...

those wood ducks really are splendid creatures - if a bit bizarre.

we have a couple in the pond of a local castle, but the mandarin ducks and european shovellers keep on giving them hell and just wont leave them alone.

poor wood ducks