Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 58

Our goofy juvies and their parents - back in November. I have a bazillion photos of whistlers, and I'll never get caught up to winter without either posting them several times a week or overloading photos in each post. So here's a deluge of silly juvenile cuteness from mid-November.
 
 

   





 
 
head tilt

double head tilt

 

Converging on the water platter, again.
 
 


Eyeing the food plate.
   
Oops! They beat you to it.

"Nanny, nanny, boo boo!"

 

*Sigh*
 
 
Still not giving up.

 

Poor, poor, pitiful you!



   
 
Yes, I had to repair my plastic platter/Folgers can contraption after continued whistler landings.
  

131 comments:

magnolias+tea said...

Great set of Whistler photos! Too bad the one juvie can't get on the feeder. :( Jump, I say!

Kate said...

All yougsters love to play; learning can be fun!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They're even cute all brown:@)

Bob Bushell said...

It is Wednesday ah, I love the way they want water, ha ha. And handmade feeder/bath for them.

Janey and Co. said...

Love those close ups!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an awesome set of photos!! That third picture makes me smile :)

Beth Edwards said...

this post makes me smile. these birdies are too entertaining. fun birdie times!! those necks sure can bend in all directions. ( :

SweetMarie said...

Love the head tilts! Great way to start any day!! TY!

Molly The Wally said...

Yep they are goofy and they do make us smile with their antics. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Ela said...

Great family. I love these sweet faces. Have a nice day :)

Carole M. said...

going, going, gone...I was waiting for that to drop off. Happy ducks, great photos Theresa

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

How cute are they. Just finding their way in the world. xo Laura

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

They ALWAYS make me smile!! Sorry about the extra Folger contraption work they caused! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Sallie Rainville said...

Love the ones where they're giving you the eye! It's like they know they're the cutest things ever!

Ms. A said...

I swear some of those photos look like two headed ducks! LOL! And I am seriously still in love with that short birdbath!

Nancy Claeys said...

Illustrations of amazing balance! :)

DJan said...

Thanks for the overload of whistlers! Now I am smiling. What a great way to start my Wednesday. :-)

Dicky Bird said...

Those are some great photos. I live the tilted heads. Do you suppose they are trying to hear something or see something...either way, they are funny little ducks.

Blackberry Lane said...

These are adorable pictures; such cute expressions you captured.

MarkD60 said...

Happy Wednesday! How about some Whistlers on Wednesday video? Maybe a GoPro camera mounted near the feeder?

Busy Little Chicken said...

Great pictures, I love the third one!!

Earlene said...

Loads of cuteness!! I could sit and watch them all day. How do keep critters from getting them?
I have that same stone birdbath.
Good idea putting the coffee can
Over the pole.
Earlene

Lynn said...

they are so darling and comical, you must have such a sweet time photographing them, or just watching...wonderful shots!

Pom Pom said...

They're so busy! Funny guys!

Paula said...

Lots of cuteness going on at your place.

Primitive Stars said...

Such sweet pictures of the youngsters, enjoyed, Francine.

Sandra said...

open you blog and look at how much your photo on the side bar looks like the first photo next to it. like you were color coordinated with the juvies... they are so cute and i like the shots where they are looking down their beaks at you.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

yikes! a landing, a stop, a day without a cup of Folger's...this is unacceptable. Alright, who's responsible for this apocalypse?
was it you...too many feathers on your coat, guy? or you with the pretentious down?

guess what today is? huh, huh, huh? come on sonebody. it's 'hump day' Woo Hoo!!!!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Hahaha! That double head tilt is ridiculous!

Patty Woodland said...

These ducks crack me up. You are Whistler Nation

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great balance among the juvies. But it looks like they were about to tip.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Double head tilt and poor pitiful you.. too cute! They were still there in November? Are they there year round?

Julia said...

Ah, the Whistlers have adopted you and you've become Whistler Lady.... just kidding...
They sure have made your yard their home. I can't get over how quickly they have grown.

The Foldger coffee can is their landmark and I bet they are loving it.

I had to laugh at the funny face.
I hope that they are grateful for their meals.

Hugs,
JB

Leovi said...

Whistlers beautiful! Nice pictures!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They must be so entertaining to watch :-)

Karen said...

Delightful antics!

Barb Brookbank said...

Cute!

Irma said...

What a beautiful pictures of the whistlers.
Photo 10 I find totally amazing.

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome series! 58 already? Man! Love the two-headed shots...those made me smile. Actually, the whole post had me grinning. Thanks for the day-brightener! I have enjoyed watching them grow.

Munir said...

Juvenile cuteness is so appropriate.I love the picture where one is trying to squeeze itself to get to the water.

Diane said...

First let me say how fun all your pictures are and I really enjoyed them. I just got done reading an article in the new Birds & Blooms magazine about Black-bellied whistling ducks.

Hugs Diane

Mersad said...

Beautiful captures. So happy and bright!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I had my comment in mind while viewing these..."You really have that food plate secured down well", then came the final photo. Oops. I never really noticed the little button on the end of their beaks until now.

stiefbeen said...

het worden er wel steeds meer dus ze hebben het heel goed bij je.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I specially like the one where there's a duck on the water bowl and another on the grass and they're in exactly the same pose...

joeh said...

On that last one, the adult seems to be saying, "It wasn't me!"

Giga said...

Miło, że nam pokazujesz dorastające kaczki. Ciesze sie na ich widok. Pozdrawiam.
We are pleased that we are showing growing ducks. I'm glad to see them. Yours.

don said...

They are so cute and great posers. They seem to be "naturals" in front of your camera. Nice series.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, these are such fun shots!! I love the couple of pics that look like a "two-headed" duck on the feeder!! They are great duck "models"!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Will these whistlers migrate or will they stay close to home? And how long will the adolescents stay with their parents?

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Love those head forward shots of the silly little ducklings. So cute! Have a great day!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Your whistlers are so sweet, and they are growing so fast!

Debbie said...

hehe....if you don't paint that folgers can, i am coming to texas and painting it for you!!

they are adorable....your images are exciting and wonderful. i would never get anything done if they lived here!!

will their beaks turn pink soon?? or maybe they have since these pictures are from november ;)

Candy C. said...

"Mom, dad, they're not sharing!"
What a bunch of cuteness! :)

Mary said...

So adorable! Keep posting! I'll never get enough. :)

Fjällripan said...

Great photos of this charming ducks!!

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome your lovely duck.
Thank you for the great pictures.
Greetings.

Gert said...

On my guys what fun! They are really cute to see. Sorry they broke your feeder.

DeniseinVA said...

They must be so entertaining to see first hand. I love all your photos and I think your feeder has great character :)

Betty Manousos said...

oh, i just love these shots!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Watching them must be so much better than any TV show! You capture such wonderful poses and expressions. I like your ingenuity in fixing your feeder. :-)

Breathtaking said...

Your Whistler photos made me smile.Keep them coming!:)

Hilary said...

Love these guys.. and especially the two-headed duck pic.. too funny.

The best part of waking up is Folgers downside up. ;)

RedPat said...

I love seeing these guys!

georgettesullins said...

Well, the short feeder doesn't have to fall very far.
Is one of your silly ducks blowing a bubble?

messymimi said...

They are smile bringers!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
LOVE photo #3 with that cute face looking at you! They are really cuties and no wonder the feeding bowl came off.
Hugs,
Mariette

A View From A Brown Dog said...

They are so cute. The 3rd pic is awesome it's like he's saying "hey whatcha looking at" :)

Betsy Adams said...

OH how cute… Made me laugh. In fact, the expression on his face in the 3rd photo made me laugh out loud… LOVE 'em…

Hugs
Betsy

DIMI said...

Your pictures make me smile Tex!Wonderful shots!!I love those Whistler ducks!!!
Dimi...

Farm Girl said...

They are very photogenic. I could see spending the day taking pictures because they are so cute and fun. I love the one with that duck looking up at something in the sky.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Whoa, that two-headed whistler is really something. Can it harmonize when it whistles?

Kleine Waldameise said...

Ich liebe diese lustigen langbeinigen Enten.

Karen S. said...

Wow, double pleasure taking a peek at all your photos today. I'm on my hubby's super-duper computer at work, (wow!) and their shenanigans really stand out here! They are adorable.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Your Whistlers on Wednesday post reminded me that it's Wednesday already! How did that happen!? :)

What a joy these guys must be to watch! They're beautiful, and such antics.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

They are just so cute. In some of the photos they almost look like statues!

Robin Lamb said...

T, great series of shots! They are cuties, all of them!

A Quiet Corner said...

Through the post,mix kept thinking what a good idea that platter was on the can...until the end that is...I don't need another thing to fix!...:)JP

parker said...

What an opportunity the whistlers have given you. You are the observer and they are the teachers!

S. J. Qualls said...

They sure are cute! I like the full on look!

eileeninmd said...

I think they need a bigger feeder station. They are so cute and your photos are just adorable. I love them all.. Keep those Whistling ducks coming.. Have a great evening!

Stephanie said...

I agree with previous comments, keep these! I love Wednesdays to get my Whistlers fix.

Margie said...

You are a crazy woman! Good thing they are cute and I don't tire of them, LOL! I'm surprised they haven't moved in!

Barb said...

I love the way they sometimes look straight at the camera (and occasionally turn their back ends to you)!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

You are their Number One Admirer!! And we are all here, part of the fan club thanks to you! Love ya', Whistler Kids!!

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Very cute! Very nice photo series. I just read your profile. Do you speak czech?
Greetings from Slovakia!

Montanagirl said...

I'm smiling again! Love these Whistlers - they have so much personality!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

red beaks, grey beaks are they girls and boys?

bailey-road.com said...

They are such characters!

Red said...

I like the way you go a lot of shots with them lined up with necks crossed and more.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many young ones. If this keeps up in 10 years you are going to have thousands of whistlers in your yard.
At least they are cute.

Michelle said...

I love those color bills!

Deanna said...

Ahh these were all just great...they are so photogenic, it's a pleasure to watch them thru your eyes.

Judy said...

I bet they are just fun to watch.

Raggedy Creations said...

super cute captures

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The double head tilt looked like a two-headed duck. :) I liked the one with two ducks on the birdbath and a third stretching its neck for a drink. Cute set of photos.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
That bird in the third image:
What are you staring at?
Yeah! YOU!

Rose said...

They are wonderful...ALWAYS at least one of the pics make me want to giggle...and they all make me smile. I always wonder does everyone enjoy them as much as me.

KB Bear said...

You must've overloaded on silly cuteness this fall!!!!

Cloudia said...

I like that 2 headed Picasso whistler!






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Susan said...

I wondered if the feed pan was gonna fall off! They are such sweet little things!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

All these silly ducks made me smile, but the one in the 3rd photo made me LOL!

Paul said...

Such teenagers... Ha ha!

Randy said...

Funny family.

Linda R said...

I LOVE seeing these guys every week. They are so cute.

Hugs~

Elaine said...

These guys are the cutest!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are just too cute and yes, I was going to ask that question (did they tip over the feeder?) right before I got to the end! Love the photo of the duck sneaking a drink under the other duck's bellies. :) xo

holdingmoments said...

Lovely series Theresa. I never tire of seeing these beauties.

Brian King said...

LOL! They're just a silly muted version of mom and dad!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Charming series of whistler images !

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

All ducks are tursti. Looks that it is quit warm at your home. That is more that I can say here at home. Snow and cold is the weather.

For a while ago I grown all the seeds and give to the hens. The birds eat this also.

Have a nice day!

Cath H.C Photographie said...

joli spectacle que tu nous offre avec ces belles photos, ils sont superbes ces canards!

Lynne said...

I for one love "bazillion" Whistler images. . .

Indrani said...

Each is so beautiful!

Donna said...

Great shots of these very funny ducks!

McGuffy Ann said...

They are just so cute!

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is so fun seeing their growing journey. They look very happy. I love the food contraption. Quite creative!

Wally Jones said...

Who needs TV when you have a yard full of Whistlers!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Each one of these is fabulous, but image #10, is my favorite - who needs to stand on top when you can just walk up to the edge and stick your bill right in?!

And, I would most definitely agree with Wally Jones' comment! :-)

~Lindy

bon bon said...

i'm first noticing that little button at the end of their beaks. delightful at every angle! :)

edenhills said...

Overload away!

Helma said...

A very long blog, but I had this great funny pictures of my favorite ducks do not want to miss :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I love 'double head tilt', it looks like something from a freak show.

Connie Smiley said...

Too darling! How fun it must be to watch their antics!

Maggid said...

I don't even know HOW to tell you How Much I LOVE visiting your blog . .

And, I never even knew about whistling ducks until you shared . . NOW, I am entirely captivated by them . . .

The, you share something else and i get to thinking you see the world with Paradise in your eyes . .

Love, Love, Love this.

pattisjarrett said...

It looked like the platter was tilting. I guess you need to duck-proof yours! You got some really cute shots.

barbara l. hale said...

Quit yer whistler hoarding!

Terri Buster said...

I was waiting for that to happen! And they all look so innocent. Love to see my favs- thanks for sharing!

Laura. M said...

jajajaaaa ... Very good comments on your photos!!!!

catskillblogger said...

I love the one with the orange beak. Is that an adult or were they all juvies?

Lynda said...

Those teenagers - - - just don't know their own strength when they are cutting up. I do like their blue beaks. How far away from them when you are photographing?

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