Wednesday, July 28, 2021

THE DUCKS CAME MARCHING IN

It was the most darling, comical sight as we watched this family of ducks heading our way.  There were six juveniles with no parent in sight.  I don't know enough about them to know at what age they are left on their own.

They followed the edge of the water mostly.

The stream soon changed direction and as I walked to the part of the boardwalk it went under, I was just in time to take several photos of these pretty young ducks.
You can read about mallard ducks at this link.











I will end this post with that very famous poem, 
The Duck by Ogden Nash.


Behold the duck, 

It does not cluck,

A cluck it lacks.

It quacks.

It is especially fond

Of a puddle or pond.

When it dines or sups,

It bottoms ups.










44 comments:

  1. What complete charmers - no sibling rivalry on display either.

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  2. Oh my, how funny! They think they must be all in a line whenever they walk! It does look like they are just grown. Love the whimsical poem!

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  3. I'm always amused when I see ducks in uniform, they certainly look great.

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    1. Don't they? It's been a while since I saw any ducks :)

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    1. Muito obrigado :) Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

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  5. Love the little poem. Your photos are great. I like how they waddle about the same distance apart from each other.

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    1. Thank you Diane, me too and they are very uniformed in their walk :) It amazes me how well coordinated they are.

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  6. Oh my that poem, it's adorable. Fantastic photos of the ducks.

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  7. Hello, Denise

    The ducks look so cute marching by, love the photos and the poem!
    Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. Fun to watch that's for sure :) Thank you Eileen and you have a happy day also :)

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  8. ha, we need more ducks to march right in

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    1. I agree with that 100 percent. Thank you Linda :)

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  9. LOVE the poem. these ducks are so adorable and and as i smiled my way through all the photos i am humming when johnny comes marching home again.... the photos are fantastic

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    1. That's great Sandra, so glad you enjoyed this and now I have that in my head too :)

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  10. they are so sweet, they learn to march and stay in line at a very young age!!

    your pictures are awesome...and i really enjoyed the images!!

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  11. Love your duck photos. The poem too!

    Happy Wednesday, Denise.

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    1. Thank you Veronica, I hope your Wednesday was a great one :)

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  12. Hello Denise,
    Another super series of amusing images followed by a delightful poem, as ducks do they waddle along in a straight line, I believe young ducks , fledge and leave the mother at between 50 and 60 days.
    Best wishes ,
    John

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    1. Thank you John and I appreciate the info on the mother. Much appreciated :) Best wishes to you also :)

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  13. lovely family kisses from Europe

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    1. Lovely to see you Gosia :) I wish you the same!

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  14. This is so precious! Thanks Denise! Big Hugs!

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    1. You are very welcome MLC, and big hugs from me too :) xx

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  15. Aren't they sweet, lovely photographs.
    I enjoyed the poem too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. They certainly are Jan :) Thank you and all the best to you too.

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  16. Adorable. And such a sweet poem as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Great photos of the ducks. I love the way they're all walking in a line.
    Ogden Nash's poem made me smile.

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    1. So glad Granny :) happy they gave you a smile.

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