Sunday, October 2, 2011

Riverwalker's Pics - Ducks Taking Flight




It seems that ducks are also good at...

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker


10 comments:

jambaloney said...

this made me smile, when i am out fishing, the loons come and go all over the river as they please..

as an added bonus, they get their food "below" the waterline simply by diving in... can't compete with that ;-)

Craig Cavanaugh said...

When they can find water, that is. Very dry down here. Our fish production ponds at work have been covered this year with ducks, sanderlings, stilts, egrets, the occasional cormorant, and of course, sky rats galore. As in sea gulls...

riverwalker said...

To: jambaloney

Ducks are usually a very common sight but the pond in the picture has dried completely up in the last week.

Without rain, I fear everything is going to have a difficult time in Texas right now. Our river levels are extremely low right now also.

Thanks jambaloney.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Craig

Normally this pond goes all the way back to the tree line but was mostly grown up in grass. It's since gone dry and the ducks have left as well.

Lots of birds that are normally present are no where to be seen. Things are simply too dry right now. The big fear now is that many wells are going to start going dry as well.

We need close to two feet of rain just to get close to normal rainfall amounts in my area.

Thanks Craig.

RW

jambaloney said...

riverwalker/craig:

i know you guys are hurting for rain - i'm really sorry - i wish i knew how to send you some of ours. i really do.

Brigid said...

Geese are flying overhead, last flight lessons for this year's offspring before heading out.

The photo made me smile. Thanks.

riverwalker said...

To: jambaloney

It'll rain soon but it will take some time for things to get back to normal.

Appreciate the kind words and thoughts.

Thanks my friend.

RW

BTW, Tell Kymber to stay above the water line!lol

riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

Now that you mention it, there were a couple of ducks that remained on the pond.

Probably a proud set of parents watching their youngsters. It does make you want to smile when you think about it.

Thanks Brigid.

RW

BTW, I'm enjoying some of Mrs. RW's banana nut muffins right now.

kymber said...

teehee! RW i always check out your latest posts but don't often comment so that you can focus on others.

but thank you for the kind mention - i am staying above the waterline my friend, and appreciate your reminding me to!

we have learned so much from you over the years and are very thankful for all that you have shared here - not to mention the awesome work that you did at the CPN.

i really wish i could send my Texan friends some rain...i really wish! but you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mayberry - i love sky rats! i love the way they soar!!!

please keep up the great work that you do here RW - there are so many of us that appreciate it!

riverwalker said...

To: Kymber

Thanks.

RW

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