Saturday, June 2, 2012

hummingbird and duck

this morning
i was washing at the sink
and a huge brown bird flew past.
i saw a white head
out i went
and there it was
gwen was more than excited
went into bird dog mode
not exactly where 
most of the birds she is familiar with 
hang out
it then flew to
 the garage roof
causing the setters to go a little bit nuts
and then
to the barn roof
way up high
what was it up to?
don't quite know
but there it was
~~~
 noise in the garage
what is this?
chaos
 little hummer got stuck
didn't know that the bottom window
was wide open
i helped it out and away it flew
~~~

19 comments:

aimee said...

ooh! i love your bird stories.

Alice said...

The call of the wild.

Els said...

Ha! You're a true lady (of the) bird(s) now Velma ;-)

Velma said...

aimee, birds judt demand attention
alice, it was pretty wild, for a domestic duck, that it!
els, bird brained, maybe!

onesmallstitch said...

well aren't you having a humdinger of a ducky day!

ronnie said...

what fab shots - I can almost hear the bird dog going bonkers!

Velma said...

jean, what can i say?!
ronnie, the other dog tess, was also interested, but birds are faith and works for gwen.

Anonymous said...

Thats a muscovy and I don't blame it for being up high if the dogs were making that much noise. I would want to be up high to.

leFiligree said...

ive not seen a duck like that. domestic, you say? i've not seen them up high, either. must be in cahoots with the hummer.

Nancy said...

That duck made me smile :)

iNd!@nA said...

ha! birds here today too...getting flustered cos i was taking out a VERY dead tree.
but
no ducks or hummingbirds

Velma said...

lf, apparently a muscovy...but it's a little ways from it's home.
nancy, it caused lots of smiles here
india, interference with their turf (so to speak). here the lgb's and the lbb's were all alarmed. the duck wasn't.

neki desu said...

a live decoy!

Lynda Howells said...

what an exciting Nature Day you had today!xxLynda

Velma said...

neki, i love it as a decoy... i think that on the barn roof it could be another weather vane.
lynda, everyday is nature day here, though some are more, er, surprising than others!

Maggie Neale said...

What wonderful bird images, great story in photos. Don't have a wonderful feeling of being connected when you have these sightings?

Velma said...

maggie, it goes deeper and deeper, more profound each day even. the muscovy is a visitor from a little homestead down the hill from me. what got into it's head?

anastasia said...

silly birdies, beautiful plumage though. the duck is very unusual looking, can't say i ever thought ducks could fly that high...

Velma said...

a, certainly NOT domestic ducks! a silly, silly stroy!