Sunday, May 5, 2013

Web-footed Guests

Resident Ducks

A few days ago I discovered this pair of ducks huddled under the pine trees just outside our front door.  I didn't expect them to stay, but they've been here for three days now.  It's a busy area—noisy retail stores, nearby traffic and no water in sight anywhere—why are they here?  I would imagine that as the weather gets warmer they'll get frightened away by the neighborhood dogs & cats, the lawn mowers, people passing by, but for now, they're hanging around.  I suppose if the rabbits, squirrels and the wild turkeys can coexist with us human beings, (often dodging cars to cross the street) then maybe the ducks have decided to give it a try as well.

Resident Turkeys
March 2013

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