Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thief of Duck Feeding

Now we know why the ducks were pecking along in the grass the other day!
He stole our action!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Duck, Duck, Goo...more Duck

Once again, A and I went down to Mill Pond to feed the ducks.  They are getting familiar with us, now.  Maybe too much so.  Anyway, they were very demanding, with one even flying at me while I sat on the bench bread in hand.

A starting a feeding frenzy.

The ducks were in a strange mood, besides being demanding, that is.  The majority of them would climb up on to the grassy area near us and feed on our bread offerings and something else that was around in the grassy area.  Don't know what they found, but I guess it was yummy.  They were softly quacking while poking around the grass or catching our bits of bread.

Then the quacking would get noticeably louder and in a great whoosh of winged duck, all but a few would fly back into the pond...where they would swim around for a minute or two, poking at each other, quacking...being ducks. 
Non-conformists waiting ashore.
Then, en mass, they would about face and swim to shore, hop up and carry on feeding as before.  We watched them do this three times within a half hour.

Bottoms Up!
Before we left, we had a good giggle watching some bottom work!

The "Duck Dynasty" folks (a favorite show) may like hunting and eating 'em, but we think duck antics are great entertainment.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

It's Quackery

When A and I walked down to Millbrook Meadow we brought a loaf of stale Italian bread to feed the ducks.  With a bit of coaxing, I first got them to feed near the water's edge on a bit of shore near my feet.  Two got very comfortable with that and since, in their opinion evidently, the bread bits were not appearing quickly enough, decided to jump up next to me sitting on the wall.

My new best friends -