Welcome to my pond - Swim, wade, or sit on the bank

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WVduckchick, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    We have a small pond (or did before we just sort of gave up and let the cat tails and frogs take over) and for a while we also had ducks. The pond draws Canadian gees, wild ducks and the occasional heron -- our resident ducks tolerated each to a point, but would make sure no one got any ideas about staying.....visitors were allowed to paddle around for a couple of hours and then they were asked to leave, even birds that were considerably larger than our ducks never put up much resistance when shown the door. It was only after the last of our resident ducks left (lost one to a fox, a year later one of the remaining two died of old age so I re-homed the last one rather than get more ducks to keep him company) that we started having wild ducks actually settle in and nest every year.

    NICE!!!

    Hi, Henny - pull up a floaty and paddle on over!
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    X2 Henny, welcome over!

    OGM, so you think I'll get some geese come by eventually? I've never seen any out there, but I wouldn't doubt it eventually.

    Actually the wild ducks that visited were the original reason I agreed to get animals. And what ultimately brought me here. My SIL has farm animals and I asked her how to keep the wild ducks around. Just so happened she had some extra drakes, so we put them on the pond first. Lost them over a bad winter, so I hatched my own and thus started this addiction!! :D

    Speaking of wild birds, its wild turkey and diet coke time!! :)
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    :thumbsup. Love it!
     
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  5. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    Sweet? Sweet? There is no sweet on this thread. We have salty. We have jalapeno hot. And we for sure have sour


    eta: and for Blooie we have got to have amaretto
     
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  6. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Is it Spring yet?? Premium Member

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    It's turkey o'clock. Cheers!!
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Sour or bitter?
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Well, I'm offended Bert :plbb
     
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  9. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    X2!

    Think I have my first sunburn of the season, will turn into a farmer's tan. Got the inside of the fence section done today, with a small supervisor watching:

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    Will finish the other side early tomorrow. Got a late start and the sun moved before I was done.
     
  10. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    I think he is rather pickled. So probably sour I don't think he is turn rancid yet
     

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