Friday, January 23, 2015


This whole mating-for-life thing is for the birds—literally.
     Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty happy with the actual mating part, it’s those long months in between when I’m still all lovey-dovey, and the missus keeps putting me off.
     Not tonight, dear. I’m brooding.
So, one more season I’ve resigned myself to stick around through all that nesting, migrating, and moulting. But here’s the thing that really puts a crimp in my cloaca: If us mallards are forced to be just as monogamous as anyone else, why is it the so-called Love Birds get all the adulation?
     Lucky ducks.
Photo by mikeyskatie on Flickr.


  1. And i think they are called dabblers.

  2. It might interest you that on New Year's day there were two doves mating in a tree in front of my house, and that is exceptionally early. Maybe that is a good sign...
    Well have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  3. Bottoms up!! Great shot! Synchronized swimmers!

  4. And then there are the famous ducks, the Oregon Ducks. They sure area loud breed. - Margy

  5. interesting moment )) looks like synchronous swimming ))

  6. And then Duck Dynasty-a whole different breed.


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