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Restless ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by katharinad, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    The lunar eclipse was freaking out my ducks. I think what made it worse was the fact that the full moon came up and we had clouds on and off. One moment you could see into the meadow with the snow reflecting the light and then is was pitch black shortly after. It was like that for hours. The ducks were gacking for hours in their duck house. Then it finally cleared up when the eclipse started. That's when the temperature dropped like a rock to. I was outside taking photos with just a regular digital camera freezing my fingers off. Anyway, enjoy:
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  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was in bed pushing out the ZZZZZ's when it was happening, but my neighbor stayed up to watch it.
     
  3. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great picture!
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice shot. It was very cloudy and raining where I live, so I missed it. Not that I was up at that time, anyway.
     
  5. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful shot. We watched it as well, but it was cloudy off and on. I love eclipses. Ducks and chickens were fast asleep in their houses. They didn't seem to notice!
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    My ducks have a huge window front in their duck house. It goes all the way down to the floor and 4 feet up. For them it is like sleeping in front of a large sliding door with full view of the small pen and all the up to the sky. They are usually all quiet, but last night they were restless. We heard them talk when we stepped out without even turning lights on or making any noise.
    Today they are miserable. Let them at with only 17 degrees. They went into their a-frames staying on the hay. They later came out when the temps went above 25F. Now they are in and out because of nasty winds. At least they have a place to go into when they want to.
     
  7. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...it's 45F here. Lost all our snow....looks like a rainy Christmas. A bit breezy, but we're in the river canyon at 700' so somewhat protected. Just the tree tops blowing around. Snow in the mountains though.
     
  8. Where The Wild Things Are

    Where The Wild Things Are Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for staying up and taking pictures (so I didn't have to [​IMG]) I was fast asleep with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. Besides, it snowed all night so I wouldn't have been able to see it anyway!
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Gorgeous picture, Katharina. We couldn't see it last night for the clouds. [​IMG]
     
  10. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    huh, interesting. I stayed up last night and my ducks were talkative as well.
     

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