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!
|"Pull over, Mom! I see some new friends!"|
Can you see them out the window? Let's get out and take a closer look!
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:
Aren't they a beautiful couple?
I love the look on this one guy's face:
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) :
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.