Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

Wild Bird Wednesday # 56
I will start out by apologizing for the poor quality of these pictures  ... it was a gray and glaring day which made everything too bright for the camera.  But, that said, I will tell the story of the OCD Duckling

As I was working on the landing one morning  the Duck Family that hangs by my feeders came by ... a large group of Mom and Ducklings.  At this age they all look the same ... you can't tell Mom from the babies and you can't tell the boys from the girls.   Like all siblings there was some quarreling and playing, but there was one little one (I'll say he's a boy, just because ...) who was bent on getting himself clean.  I called him the OCD Duckling ...

End ... Round One

End ... Round Two

End ... Round Three

End ... Round Four

End ... Round Five

End ... Round Six

Ahhh ... Done at last

Ehhh ... not quite

One last spot ...

And, oh yea, forgot this one ...

Finally ...  and that is when I left.  Don't know if there was more, but this had to be the cleanest duck on the lake.  OCD is not easy ...


  1. I love to watch the ducks. We feed them at our marina. It's grand fun.

    Great shots.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. Well that takes bathing to a higher level. Just like life!!!

  3. He must have gotten very, VERY clean with all that dunking and splashing. ;))

  4. A great series of photos and a very cute duck!

  5. LOL! They're comical to watch when they're bathing! Some seem to take it more seriously than others. Cool shots!

  6. Awesome series of the duck bathing!

  7. Great action shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  8. Wow, awesome series on the Mallard Ducks!

  9. Awwww...
    Loved it. And have nearly forgiven you for making me weep at your inspiration hug you posted last week. Nearly.

  10. Boy, oh boy, when they bathe, they really bathe, no candles, champagne or strawberries needed.

  11. Thats a nice set of pictures - if you have feathers you may as well keep them in good condition!

    Glad you like the word "Yuwaalaraay" - I put it in just for you!! (And if the truth be told I don't really know how it's pronounced!)

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: keep saving for the airfare!

  12. Something very joyful to watch waterbirds having fun in the water!

  13. What a wonderful series of photographs watching the ducklings bathing. This was so much fun. I love watching them as they play and bathe in the pond. You have a super evening. Hugs, Edna B.

  14. You may bemoan over the quality of these pictures,
    but I think this series tells a beautiful story.
    Have a great weekend!!

  15. That was fun. They are so interesting to watch, and I think quite pretty.