Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hot tubbing Ducks!

Side Note: My husband put a small 3x3 foot pond in our backyard for our goldfish last summer. It's small! But a Blue Heron did manage to find it last summer and eat all our fish!


Me: Um, Hello Mr. Duck. Welcome to my backyard. You're kinda far from a lake.
Mr. Duck: I'm here for the hot tub!
Me: What hot tub??





Mrs. Duck: Yoo hoo honey, over here! The water is warm!
Me: That is too small for you two!





Mrs. Duck: That's what you think!





Mr. Duck: Uh, can we have a little privacy here?

46 comments:

Kallen305 said...

HA HA HA!! LOL! LOL!!!

That is too Funny!! I love the narrative and the picture of them both in that tiny pond.

I also LOLed about the Heron eating all of your fish!

Birs are so entertaining.

Leedra said...

You got me with the Blue Heron eating all the fish. I laughed all the way through the rest of it.

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Shellmo said...

Kallen & Leedra - I put the hyperlink into my blog post just now so you could see the Blue Heron who ate all our fish! LOL!!

Montanagirl said...

Great photos and great little dialogue!

Ms. ~K said...

All smart birds know the way to Shelley's place...
too cute!
Kit

Tina said...

Oh that it so funny!! I guess where there is a will there is a way!!
Great story, Shelley!! Sorry the heron ate all the fish, tho.
Wonderful pictures...how long did you have to wait to get these! The body language is great!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is too cute.Let's give them all the privacy they need,after all they are in a crowded pool.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute, Shelley.... I can't believe both of those ducks 'fit' in your little pond.... Great pictures!!!
Hugs
Betsy

Lynne said...

That was REALLY cute!

bennie and patsy said...

Well I am not surprised after all the Heron was thinking you put the fish there for him. LOL
Patsy

Sit A Spell said...

I am sooo not believing this!!! lol Love it! Crazy ducks...they thought mr froggy, in his chair, could share his "lake" !

Amazing that a Heron got your fish!

Kelly said...

...that is so cute...a pond built just for two! (I'm going to have to check out the goldfish-eating heron...)

Sharon said...

Shelley once again I can't stop laughing. You made my day. Sharon

Lanny said...

Hey, Mr. and Mrs. Desperate come visit Shellmo!

Cathy Clementz said...

Large ducks in a small pond..but they are enjoying themselves! You may have to expand that pond! so very cute!

Jayne said...

HOW funny!!!! Snorting here, and feeling bad for Shelley and her plans for more fish! :c)

hillgrandmom said...

And is that Mr. Froggie watching them from his deckchair under the sun umbrella? :-)what a lovely touch!

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
This just shows how birds can adapt themselves to the environment :-) Excellent post and very funny!!! Have a nice week end.

Daisy said...

Tell them to rent a room! HA!

Shelley you are such a funny gal. I love the expression on the duck's face in that first one. Great photos, and the dialogue cracked me up. Have a good weekend! :D

Bird Girl said...

Love it! I guess they found a little niche - hee!

Mary said...

LOL! What a hoot! That is so cute. Your narration is always hiliarious. Do you serve them drinks and corn appetizers?

John said...

It seems that mallards will find any patch of water, no matter how small.

TitansFan said...

Them birds are hilarious! It seems that they are drawn to water like I'm drawn to my Hot Tub. I'd like to put a small pond in my back yard. Where did you get your pumps and filters?

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Excellent post...you are quite the funny lady! By the way, ducks don't count either. :-)

MuseSwings said...

I thought about putting a fish pond in the yard until someone told me about heron's thinking it's their own personal breakfast bar. Your ducks quacked me up!

Christy said...

Too cute and funny. Oh how I long to have my own little bird sanctuary in my own yard.

The Early Birder said...

FAB

Andrea said...

Soooo adorable! You just never know who will come for a visit.

The Retired One said...

I hope you played mood music, lit some candles for them and gave them the privacy they asked for...
Although it might have been tight in there for some romantic maneuvering!!

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for your comments and stopping by! These 2 ducks hung out the whole morning - I think they must've needed a rest. It was enjoyable to watch them use my small little pond. Who would've thought?!! :-)
Shelley

Leedra said...

I checked out your link. At least you did get a nice photo of the Great Blue. I have seen some people put fish netting above the water. Hopefully this year you can enjoy the pond (with fish) and the Great Blue.

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Naturegirl said...

Shelley: this psot is hillarious!! I always find two ducks checking out my pond every Spring but mine is so much bigger than yours! So funny to see that they are enjoying your wee one so much!!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a neat story of your duck jacuzzi. Glad you found a way to feed the herons. I think its great that they know where they can find a free meal.

Mildred said...

That is too cute!

Salty said...

What a small pond for a pair of ducks! Cool shots Shelly!

Natural Moments said...

Who's relaxing under the umbrella? Front row seats to relax with Nature.

Abe Lincoln said...

These ducks are not bashful at all.

Knatolee said...

I called Gordon in from the kitchen to look at this. ADORABLE!!!!!

A Barred owl ate all the goldfish in our pond when we lived in BC. They were LARGE fish and it was very tragic! :) But the owl was gorgeous.

MuseSwings said...

Your ducks stopped by my place - got a couple of pictures too!

troutbirder said...

I mean really!!! This is too good.
I love this kind of wry humor.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Shell,

What a delightful and precious duck post!!! You are a blessing to know. :D

You ARE the Bird Whisperer!!!

I'm going to try some bird shots with my telephoto lens tomorrow at the beach.

Hugs, JJ

Eve said...

Unbelieveable!!!

RuthieJ said...

That's interesting. Have you ever had mallards nesting in your backyard before?

dAwN said...

LoL..
that is too funny..I guess you are right..the water was nice and warm and they loved it.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

OMGosh...the duck hot tub adventures cracked me up....it's like they were on vacation or something away from the kids!
Beth

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