Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Duck Visitors

 We were all excited to see ducks feeding and swimming
in our little swamp behind the house.
 Can you spot the female?

 Wilson and I have named this our very own small
'Dismal Swamp'.  This is protected ground behind our rental
so there will be no attempt to drain this standing water.
I added a link about the Dismal Swamp below.
{many years ago we went thru the swamp on a friends boat}
Scientists believe the Great Dismal Swamp resulted
from the last major shift of the continental shelf
The origin of Lake Drummond, one of only two natural
lakes in Virginia, is not entirely clear.
 Will they stay?  Will they build a nest?
Will we have baby ducks?
 Derby sitting pretty while I take his picture.
I was just getting ready to take another picture and Julep started
barking from the upstairs window.  One sets the other
off and it becomes a real bark-fest around here.
We are hopefully they will get this out of their
systems by the time we move into our permanent home. 


  1. Hi there, As much of a mess that ducks and geese make, it is fun to see them. In our old neighborhood we had geese during the winter and walking was a chore-avoiding all their mess. Now we live on a golf course and they are going to put a small lake behind a few of our homes-so I'm wondering if we'll get ducks and geese. Your pups are so adorable, I just love them!
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Wow duck TV how cool for the dogs. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly