Gadwalls on Loch Wilson

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Whistling Badger, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Songster

    May 26, 2008
    a burrow in a pasture
    We are in the process of lining our pond. It's about 40' across and 7' deep, so this has been quite a chore, and will continue to be until we get it all finished. I have wanted to give up and fill the sucker in on several occasions, but we need it for irrigation and such. A couple days ago I filled it up to give it a trial run and spot any leaks. Unfortunately, there are several. We'll have to find them and patch them up--nasty, muddy, hot grubby work. Grrrr.

    At first light this morning, I got up and noticed large ripples on the pond. Taking a close look, I spotted a large hen gadwall in the shallows, and her beau on the shore nearby. As it got light, they flew off for more sheltered pastures. What a nifty thing to see early in the morning.

    And I am inspired to fight on and try to get this thing to hold water...

  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Don't you just love duck. Ecspecially wild ducks.

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