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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just Ducky! Or Not...

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  Mom and I have been making lots of trips to the Kansas Ocean together lately.  There are a couple ducks who have been hanging out there lately that Mom can't identify.  She's been trying to get some good pictures of them, but the lighting is usually "off" when we're there.  That's OK with me - it just means we need to go more often!

Here I am on a recent visit:

IMG_0330PS Zim

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!

IMG_0324PS Zim
"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:

IMG_0237PS Hawk

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:

IMG_0318PS Zim
Double-checking for the ducks

We didn't see the ducks.  Here are a couple pix of them from a couple days earlier:

IMG_0230PS "Mystery ducks"

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:

IMG_0193ps "Mystery ducks"

His head is almost a rusty color.  Almost.

Speaking of rusty-colored heads ...

IMG_0319ps Zim

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!

Play bows,


  1. Zim buddy, My Vickie just loves that last shot of you. She says you are "one Handsome Dude"

    Let us know when you find out what kind of ducks those are. We are very interested.

    bert and My Vickie

  2. Hey Dave and Zim,
    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 :(

  3. Hey Zim more trips to the ocean sounds good pal. We know someone will id the quack quacks. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Ducky Indeed....

    Boy Howdy... if the Kansas Ocean doesn't start filling up soon you might have to re-name it the Kansas Puddle.

  5. Paws crossed for the Kansas Ocean covered in snow in two days!



  6. I like your groovy bandana, Zimmie! Happy ducking!

  7. BOL, you have such cute floof!

  8. 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.

    The silvers and more

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    Loveys Sasha

  11. We love birdies! We think you're very handsome too Zim!

  12. Zim, we love your rusty colored head :D

    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

  13. Hmmmm, not sure of those pretty ducks
    Benny & Lily

  14. Zim that last picture of you is a great portrait. Your floofy hair really moves around in the wind.


  15. We don't know what kind of duckie he is but he's sure pretty and so is the rippling Kansas Ocean water, Zim!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  16. What a Natural beauty. I like it.
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  17. Mesa likes to terrorize the ducks at our parks...

    Stop on by for a visit

  18. You are very handsome Zim, like you.

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