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Monday, April 14, 2014

Just Ducky

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  As promised, I'm getting back to you about what I saw on my special outing the other day.  I also promised Zim I'd keep this serene.  It was a challenge, but I rose to it.  So let's go.

As you could tell, I went to the Kansas Ocean.

Me.  Cammie!

Here's what I was looking at:

Blue Winged Teal Ducks

Yes, Blue Winged Teals.  Probably the same ones Zimmie saw earlier in the week.  I promised him that if I saw them I wouldn't scare them off by thinking prey-like thoughts (who, me?).  I stayed nice and zen-like so Mom could take some photos.

Here is a shot of Mrs. and Mr. Blue Winged Teal:

The Teals

Here is another couple, hanging out on a log sticking out of the ocean:


That must be a friend of theirs in the lower right, stopping by for some algae.

Here are a couple boy ducks:

These boy ducks don't see eye-to-eye

I like their white masks, but I also like how the girl teals have sort of a subtle Zorro mask going on. Check out the girls in this shot:

Two couples out on a double-date

See what I mean? I like it. No need to be ostentatious about it. Very nice.

What else?


Oh, I know! Want to see some of them fly?


No, I had NOTHING to do with that. A car went over the Trans-Oceanic Bridge and it spooked them.

Besides, I promised Zim.


See? They're OK.


Sometimes it's so hard to keep a promise!

I hope you enjoyed coming to the Kansas Ocean with me. I got to go to Tuttle Creek State Park over the weekend for my special one-on-one time - I can't WAIT to show you what I saw there!


PS: For more photos of the Blue Winged Teal Ducks, please click here to see our Flickr set. There's even a very short video!


  1. Oh Cammie, we bet Zimmie was so very proud of you!! Those were some pretty duckies!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. Hi Cammie, Loved visiting the ocean with you; those new friends are simply beautiful! We had snow here all yesterday and it is still on the ground-wonder if you are getting some too?
    Have a great day!
    Noreen & Hunter

  3. We don't even need to say that we would never behave that well. It would ruin our reputation.

    Oh, and pass along a message to the Prime Minister for us. Yesterday, she said on our blog that your mom made her spit out an "an acorn shell yuck maggie".

    Your mom probably doesn't remember, but a few years ago, Natasha got to spend a night in the hospital because she got all stopped up. Turned out she had an acorn lodged in a most unpleasant spot. With a little, er, assistance, that acorn finally passed through.

    But, as you can imagine, the hu-dad is quite concerned about the thousands and thousands of acorns on the ground during our walks now.

  4. We agree Zim would be very proud of you. You are number two zen master we say. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. We really like how well behaved you were..
    Hey about that double date the Ducks are having... Do you suppose they arranged it On the WEB???
    BaaaaWaaaah... I made a Frankie Funny fur you!!!

  6. Aw what great photo's Cammie and well done for being so zen for your mammy! I am certain Zim will be very proud of you!

    Enjoy your week!


  7. Lots of cool things happening at the KCO! :)

  8. Oh Cammie you did such a grand job ...Zim will be so proud of you.
    stella rose

  9. Cammie, Zim would be super proud of you for not scaring those birdies away! We wouldn't mind if you caught one for us though. Just sayin. *oh alright, Mommy, of course we didn't mean that. Sheesh.*

  10. Those teal duckies are sure pretty, Cammie, and your mom gets the best pictures!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Congratulations on managing to stay so serene, Cammie!

  12. we're proud of you, Cammie! way to keep your promise :) The Blue wing Teals are beautiful! The males are very striking though the females are beautiful in their own right. Great pics! We're glad they came back or stuck around the KSO. We can't wait now to see what you saw at Tuttle Creek.

    PIp, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  13. Zim must e very happy with you, Cammie. Very nice duck photos too. We wonder if those ducks have anything to do with the duck kibble we get to taste sometimes:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Cammie, that was beautiful and you are so brave. You really do keep your word. That is pawsome and I bet Zim is proud.

    Loveys Sasha

  15. Very serene! We couldn't have been that serene. We like to bark hello to our friends in the wild, but apparently some of them think we make too much noise... Go figure!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  16. I am SUPER impressed with you, Camo! You did a grreat job fulfilling your pawmise.