Friday, September 16, 2016

DUCK!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie, here to tell you more about our adventure to Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area!  We were driving through the refuge, when Mom called out, "DUCK!"

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"OK, Mom!  How's this?"
"What is it, Mom?  More submarines?!?"

Oh.  Right.  We forgot.  She meant this:

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Redhead Duck!

Mom was excited to start seeing some of the migrating ducks!  Dad spotted this group for her:

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Northern Shoveler and more Redhead Ducks

This tiny duck was far away, but Mom was happy to be able to get a photo:

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Ruddy Duck

And Mom was beyond thrilled to spot a couple of these:

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Wood Duck in eclipse plumage

If I understand this right, "eclipse plumage" means he's done impressing the lady ducks for the season and has changed into sweats and a tee shirt.  Or the duck equivalent.

Further into Cheyenne Bottoms, Mom spotted this group:

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Lots of ducks!

It was a relatively large group of ducks, and other than bobbing up and down with the water, they were holding relatively still!  Mom was so happy!  She stood there taking shot after shot ... then she started looking around to see who else might be in the area, when ...

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"Should we break it to her?"
"Nah. Let's see how long she stands there shooting them."

It would seem it was something called the opening day of Teal Season for that area.

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"Ooooh!  Is 'decoy' a special kind of duck, Mom?!!?  I think I see more!"
"Seriously?  Seriously, Mom?"
"How was I to know?"
"This has to go on your blog ..."

That's all for our adventure for now! Please tune in again tomorrow for lots of birdie pictures!

Cammie!

10 comments:

  1. Ha ha meow! Even ducks need some down time we guess.

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  2. Teeheehee...we hope you and your Dad didn't give your Mama tooooo hard of a time :-).
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  3. mol at the decoys :) we hope the teals aren't fooled ;-/ that looks like such a beautiful area. we need to send our mom out to our local refuges.

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  4. OMD, 'sweats and tshirt' ~ BOL!!!!!! Loves it! so beautifuls!!!!! I loves the duckies...I hopes those hunters were terrible shots....☺
    Can't waits to see more burdie pics! And you gurls DUCKING! BOL!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  5. Certainly those evil men couldn't be thinking about harming a feather on any teal's head!

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  6. The ducks better Duck too....you two are so funny
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  7. Looks like you had a really ducky of a day!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. I bet ducks look pawesome in jeans and a t-shirt, even if the lady ducks are no longer impressed.

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  9. Your description of the Wood Duck plumage cracked us up. Other than those ducks that were just there to fool your mom it looked like you had a great time.

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  10. We hope the ducks made it outta there before the hunters got them. Sigh.

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