Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Promises

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  As I mentioned yesterday, Mom and I had a quick, little getaway to Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday.  I saw all kinds of interesting things to show you.  Let's jump in the car and go!

When we got there, we went down to this one little area and I had a look around.

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Umm... wait!  What's that?!!?

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"Great Dane in the morning!!!"

Can you see that?  In the canoe!  Here's a close up!

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Great Dane (mix) in the boat!

I sincerely hope this doesn't give my mom any crazy ideas!

Anyway... we drove around a bit, then walked around and did some birding.  We saw some Blue Winged Teal Ducks:

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Blue Winged Teals 

No word on if they know the ones at the Kansas Ocean.

We also saw some Green Winged Teals swimming with the Blues:

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Green Winged Teals and one Blue Winged Teal Duck

The photo is a little blurred, as we were hiding behind some reeds.

We also saw some Cormorants:

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Double-Crested Cormorants

We haven't seen Cormorants in a while, so Mom was pretty happy about that!  I was, too:

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"DINNER!"

Sorry.  Moving right along ...

Over in another area, we saw some American Coots!

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You've heard of the group The Three Tenors?  This is The Three Coots!

Here's another Coot, surfing:

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"Cowabunga!"

Are you ready for the most exciting thing we saw?!!?  Check this out!!!

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Groundhog!  Or Woodchuck!  Or Marmot!

Whatever name you want to give it, you know what it really is, right?

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"DINNER!!!"

What can I say?  I did NOT make any promises to Zim or anyone else before we went to the park.

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"Right, Mom.  'Back in the car.'  Got it."

What a great adventure!  If you'd like to see more photos, please click here.

Thanks for coming with us!

~ Cammie

13 comments:

  1. You can make some good stew outta that thing
    Lily & Edward

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  2. YOUR momma is really smart about all those duck names...we just called them "see those pretty ducks"....your lake looks like our Lake Sugema.
    stella rose

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  3. OMD Grrrreat Dane in the Morning fur SURE... that one is out in a CANOE.. ON THE LAKE... WOW what fun that would be... unless they have an OVERTURN....
    Brrrrrrr that would be COLD...AND WET.

    OMD you saw DINNER...

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  4. Such purrty birdies! We bet your mom is ordering a canoe for the two of you to go exploring in Cammie!

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  5. Liking my chops at the thought of Coots. I love chasing them but they are always far to quick. Oh my a marmot. Even better. Lucky you . Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Wow you and your mom sure did see a lot of animals. The great dane in the boat was cute.

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  7. Love all the photos Cammie. Your mom does a great job of it, especially of you discovering new friends or meals.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Wags,
    Noreen & Hunter

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  8. "Great Dane in the Morning!"
    You crack me up.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  9. That definitely looks like dinner!

    Also: do not go in the ocean. I went swimming once, and did not enjoy it one little bit.

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  10. Looks like you had a great day out with your mum Cammie!

    Lots of love,
    Jessica, Charlie Boy, Roman and Brooke xxxx

    www.mydogdiaries1.blogspot.com

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  11. We're not sure that we'd want to be in that tipsy boat. Nope, on second thought - no thank you!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  12. I sure hope you DEADED that groundhog good and proper. I am MAD at him about this endless winter!

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  13. hee hee! love the surfin Coot :) you know, Cammie, as long as you consider ducks dinner, we're pretty sure you're mom wouldn't want to be in a canoe with you...don't feel bad...

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

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