Behold The Common Duck!

Duck, Duck… Quack!
Cute little quackers aren’t they?
The Moms apparently decided to “pool” their resources and go for the group day-care option.
Clever moms!
But one little duckling swam to a different drummer, out on the pond all by his lonesome! He refused to bow to peer pressure, or his mama’s stern quacking. I have a child just like this. I suspect most of the WP bloggers I follow are like him as well. Kudos to all who dare to be different!
The mama’s had their bills full of little quackers.
Seems much like herding cats!
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Cheers to you from The Holler!

105 thoughts on “Behold The Common Duck!

  1. That independent-minded duckling reminds me of a child in the junior choir I teach — always the one standing back-to-front on one leg, with her music upside down, talking when she’s meant to be singing!

  2. I had a duck… er daughter, just like that. Never did want to follow along and insisted on making her own mistakes… er decisions! Thanks for the smile today.

  3. So adorable! I had a duck named “Dinky” when I was a kid — back when they used to sell the babies in the ten-cent store at Easter. He finally got so big my parents had to give him to a family with a yard and a pond! πŸ™‚

  4. Have you ever noticed the “common” in nature means extraordinary? And you bring out this message in every post, every comment and every photo!

  5. Cute! It’s much nicer to see them out in the wild than in the yard through the fence of one of the houses in the burg. I’m not sure what they do with them, I’ve never heard of duck on the menu here anywhere. And the poor things have no water to swim in like your little duckies.

      1. LOL not sure My mom would agree πŸ™‚ While waiting for grill to cook our meal we got into a heated discussion well it was almost 100 and we were outside lol I told her I think we were all pretty independent thinkers and that I thought we all turned out good πŸ™‚ she agreed none of us had gone to JAIL it is a wonder I do not have silver hair like her πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve seen traffic ground to a total halt to allow a mama duck and her ducklings to cross the road! Yes their peeps when distressed are so plaintive. There is a song about this is Spanish that I taught my kids when they were young.

  6. We used to have several ducks along with our chickens, and the chickens would often “babysit” the ducklings and vice versa. It was so cute! Eventually we had to give the ducks away because they were fouling our koi pond. If only we could’ve bought ducky diapers! LOL

    1. I love the chickens and ducks cooperating on daycare responsibilites! How clever is that! And yep, the downside of ducks and geese is that are not particularly neat!

  7. These are such close-up shots — did they let you in pretty close or were you having to zoom a distance? Such cute little quackers, and great pictures!

    1. It a bit of both, zoom and getting close. Straight zoom doesn’t work that well for me with animals, but it does with the moon, posssibly because it doesn’t move?????

  8. I can’t say which photo I like best–they are all so uniquely great. From the detail of wet feathers up top, to the little feet on the duckling “outside the box” as he swims…to those bright orange shoes!! And the herding action across the fields…as my Mom would say: just ducky!!

  9. Herding cats, a different drummer? Have you been wandering about in the grey matter between my ears again? πŸ™‚ They never could find the right size box for moi…

    You know how popular ducks are here. In a mousse on toast with carmelized onions…, grilled magret de Canard… Oh, master the possibilities! πŸ™‚ Perhaps that isn’t what you had in mind?

  10. Speaking of herding cats…Had a friend who let her cats out – on a leash connected to each other. They never did figure out that if they co-opperated they could go places…

    I had to peek in here, as I’ve got a bunch of quakers…and ducks by me too!
    Cheers, Jules

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