Thursday, April 10, 2014

Special Guest Stars!

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim.  So there I was the other day, giving Mom this look:

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That's right - it's my "Let's Go For A Ride" Look. How many bipeds out there reached for the car keys? I thought so. Fortunately, so did my mom.

We drove around a bit, then ended up at one of my favorite locations - the Kansas Ocean. That's when things got really exciting! Check this out!

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"Pull over, Mom!  I see some new friends!"

Can you see them out the window? Let's get out and take a closer look!

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That's right - a bunch of Blue Winged Teal Ducks! We've never seen Blue Winged Teals at the KSO before; what a treat!

Here's a shot of Mr. and Mrs. BWT:

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Aren't they a beautiful couple?

I love the look on this one guy's face:

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"Y'ello."

All the Blue Winged Teals Mom has seen at Tuttle Creek State Park have been very skittish, but these guys let us get pretty close. Of course, I've never been with Mom when she's seen them at Tuttle, so that could be the kicker right there. Hmm.

Anyway, we got fairly close and Mom took this shot of another couple on the far side of the ocean (that's what's nice about the Kansas Ocean, as opposed to other oceans -- you can see clear across to the other side) :

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The algae is really thick over there, so they were chowing down pretty good!

We backed off at that point; we didn't want to disturb their dinner or anything.  We were just thrilled to spend a little time with them - we hope they come back to the KSO again!  For now, it was great seeing these special guest stars!  If you'd like to see a couple more shots, please click here to see our Flickr set.

Play bows,
Zim

14 comments:

  1. That look works for us too. Those teal ducks are beautiful
    Snorts
    Lily & Edward

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  2. Your momma does a good job taking those pictures...those ducks are so pretty.
    stella rose

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  3. I had to tell momma to stand down. That first photo had her out the door, car keys in hand, yelling, "let's go, Dex!" How do you do it?

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  4. Zim you are not only a bird/cat whisperer but a duck one too. We'd be dashing off for a chase with our peeps in hot pursuit.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Oooh - pretty ducks!

    Monty and Harlow

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  6. those sure are some good looking co-stars. we are SURE that you being there helped them stay calm :)

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  7. They probably heard about all the great duck-friendly Siberians that hang out at the Kansas Ocean & thought they'd drop in fur a closer look, ha-woo-woo-woo!

    Jack & Miss Moo

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  8. Those are some fine looking feathered friends, Zim. Mom says that look is the one she gets every night from Phantom - translation, "I don't want that food in my bowl, can't I please have some of those cookies in the cabinet?"

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  9. Hi Zim, Those ducks are beautiful! This morning we went on a walk around our town lake and the Pelicans have returned. WE love seeing them. Right now it is mating season, so the males have a big bump on the top of their beaks. So interesting.
    Have a good evening.
    Noreen & Hunter

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  10. whew! we had to grab our mom quick cause she was just about out the door after seeing your "look" Zim :D The BWT sure are beautiful! Maybe that group will spread the word about the good time and good food they had at the KSO and you'll see more.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

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  11. They are beautiful ducks, and I am pretty certain we don't have them here.

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  12. Thank goodness you didn't have a Lab with you!!! What beautiful ducks! Good job, Zim!

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  13. The ocean water is such a beautiful color and so are all of the pictures of the Blue Winged Teals! Thanks for taking us along with you, Zim!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. Oh Zimmie...what awesome looking ducks you found!! Your Mama must have been so happy to have you as look out!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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