Saturday, 22 January 2011

Where have all the ducks gone?

Did all the ducks and other such flying creatures disappear in your area when we were all iced in? Or are your local ducks still lined up in good pecking order?
 
They all packed their bags and flew off on holiday here, except for a few less intelligent ones who huddled together in a corner. Perhaps they were intending to sit it out. But even they got their suitcases packed about a week after the others had deserted.
 
The resident swans and a couple of renegade water hens also fled the scene. But not to worry, there’s a bird sanctuary about 5 miles from here called “Martin Mere." Apparently that’s were they’ve all gone.
 
This little story reminds me of when I abandoned ship and went to the prison hotel, before we had a squirrel to keep us warm…
 
So for those who might’ve forgotten, this is what a duck looks like, well what several ducks look like really…
 
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They make a noise called “Quack” from time to time too. Mostly in the middle of the night, when said quacks are amplified to the point of sounding like they’re coming from a loud hailer…
 
Anyway I took this photo for a competition to see who could get the most ducks in one photo. Needless to say I won and was presented with an out of season Easter egg that had seen better days. But never mind it’s the thought that counts.
 
Obviously this was taken before they all buggered off, in fact it could even have been because of this photo that they all buggered off…  
 
And lastly, in a failed attempt to write a serious sentence, we noticed about 12 ducks, both swans, and one of the renegade water hens return home when the ice melted. But since then we’ve had freezing fog round here so we´ll struggle to see them even now.
 
So QUACK to that…

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