It’s a Duck’s Life…

30 Jan
What's for lunch? Crab?

What’s for lunch? Crab?

It’s a duck’s life, flying in from home, sampling the delicacies on offer at the local swimming baths.

Maybe on average I see ducks there once or twice a week. Sometimes they’re on the water, swimming or diving. Sometimes on the shore, searching for food. Sometimes on the promenade, quenching their thirst.

And then, sometimes after a well-earned rest, they fly hastily away.

Homeward bound, I’ll bet…

Waddling along...

Waddling along…

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9 Responses to “It’s a Duck’s Life…”

  1. Nia Simone January 30, 2014 at 3:34 am #

    Beautiful detail on the female, her coloring and great job catching personality with the strut!

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 30, 2014 at 4:05 am #

      Thanks, Nia! 🙂 Ducks rank high among my favourite subjects. 🙂

      • Nia Simone January 30, 2014 at 5:28 am #

        You do a good job with them!

  2. davidprosser January 30, 2014 at 5:30 am #

    The day looks a bit grey and the sand a bit damp. Is the area tidal or had it been raining?
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 30, 2014 at 7:02 am #

      It’s a tidal baths, David. Sometimes there isn’t enough water to have a swim. Other times, it’s so deep that even a tall adult cannot stand up.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  3. Odie Langley January 30, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Here we also have ducks but more often we see the larger Canada Geese. They are beautiful birds and make the most interesting honking sound as they fly maybe giving directions to the rest of it’s “V” formation. About 20 miles from home there is a water fowl park where they get endangered species and construct habitats to encourage egg laying and then replace the egg with a fake one and incubate the eggs and take care of the birds to one day return to their home in numbers.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 30, 2014 at 11:10 am #

      That’s so interesting, Odie. 🙂 I’ll check out your post right now!

      • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 30, 2014 at 11:14 am #

        Such a delightful area 🙂 What colourful birds! Just wonderful 🙂

  4. Lissette Hruska February 6, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, thanks.

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