Here I am on a recent visit:
It was a tad breezy that day, but we went at a time of day where the light was pretty good! Sounded like a good plan ... only ... can you see over there on the right-hand side of the pic, on the far shore? There was a guy down there!
|"I think he scared the ducks off, Mom."|
I haven't even been able to lure the ducks in like I do, so you know they're pretty skittish! Hmm. Yeah, well, I don't know what that guy was doing over there, but he was in someone else's territory. Oh, not mine. But we usually see this guy over there:
We didn't see our hawk friend that day, but I'm sure he was watching from somewhere close!
Did I mention it was breezy? Check out my floof:
|Double-checking for the ducks|
We didn't see the ducks. Here are a couple pix of them from a couple days earlier:
That's the male. He doesn't have a green head like a Mallard ... so we think they are something else. If you'd like to see more pix and can help ID them, please click here to go to our FlickR set. Please leave a comment if you have any ideas!
You can't really tell colors in this shot, but Mom likes it anyway:
His head is almost a rusty color. Almost.
Speaking of rusty-colored heads ...
We'll try to get some better shots. Guess that means more trips to the Kansas Ocean! That's just ducky as far as I'm concerned! Right, Mom?!? Ha roo roo roo!
Zim buddy, My Vickie just loves that last shot of you. She says you are "one Handsome Dude"ReplyDelete
Let us know when you find out what kind of ducks those are. We are very interested.
bert and My Vickie
Hey Dave and Zim,ReplyDelete
did you hear we've got a snowstorm coming??? that means zoomies in the snow and SNOW FORTS!! We're getting ready.
Great shots of the KS ocean. Maybe this snow storm will help fill 'er up!!
P.S. sorry can't help with the id of the ducks :(
Hey Zim more trips to the ocean sounds good pal. We know someone will id the quack quacks. Have a terrific Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Boy Howdy... if the Kansas Ocean doesn't start filling up soon you might have to re-name it the Kansas Puddle.
Paws crossed for the Kansas Ocean covered in snow in two days!ReplyDelete
I like your groovy bandana, Zimmie! Happy ducking!ReplyDelete
BOL, you have such cute floof!ReplyDelete
We don't know what kind of ducks they are, but they sure are pretty. We are in awe at how well you do around the ducks.......We always thought ducks were for chasing.ReplyDelete
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Dave I do believe that is a Gadwall Duck also know as a Gray Mallard. So you were sort of on the right track with the Mallard part. Was that guy fishing? Do people fishing in the Kansas Ocean? Can I come fish there? I am bracing myself for a BIG snow storm on Wednesday. I hope to send you some as well. Believe me I have more than enough. Beautiful shot of you in that last photo.ReplyDelete
I love when you go to the Kansas ocean. You always have the coolest pictures. Sometimes we get ducks in our back yard, but when I bark at them to play, they leave real fast.ReplyDelete
We love birdies! We think you're very handsome too Zim!ReplyDelete
Zim, we love your rusty colored head :DReplyDelete
We seached through our bird books and also the Cornell Lab of Ornithology web site and we thought your mystery duck could be a Gadwall too. we don't want to spoil future trips to the Kansas Ocean, so maybe if you could get some more pics...you know...just so we can be sure...
Pip, SMidgen, Minnie, Hollie
Hmmmm, not sure of those pretty ducksReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Zim that last picture of you is a great portrait. Your floofy hair really moves around in the wind.ReplyDelete
We don't know what kind of duckie he is but he's sure pretty and so is the rippling Kansas Ocean water, Zim!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
What a Natural beauty. I like it.ReplyDelete
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Mesa likes to terrorize the ducks at our parks...ReplyDelete
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You are very handsome Zim, like you.ReplyDelete
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