Monday, June 14, 2010

birds on a wire

Courtesy of my Dad over in SE Texas, photos of the whistling ducks that have been hanging out on the powerline by their house every morning. Something just wrong about seeing that waterfowl silhouette from this angle and in such a location.

Ah, the melodious chirp of the duck, greeting the dawn!


spotted face said...

That IS a strange sight. I'm not fortunate enough to have those flying around in my parts. Cool pics.

Chas S. Clifton said...

I have never seen any sort of duck on a wire--and I don't know much about whistling ducks either. Do they perch in trees?

mdmnm said...

Wandering Owl- thanks!

Chas- They do perch in trees; they just fly up and land in them almost like any old bird, which seems very strange for waterfowl.

Matt Mullenix said...

We have a pair of wood ducks living in the treeline of our back yard. It's quite a sight: ducks copulating while balanacing on a branch about 70 feet up in a pecan tree.

mdmnm said...


A pair of wood ducks in the back yard is a very fine thing. It'll be great watching the ducklings if they bring off a clutch.