Our other thread had 98 posts so we decided to open a new thread.
Here is a link to the old one:
Hi Vicky and Monika,
I am so sorry that I didn't start a new thread on Sunday like I said I would. I just got so busy I was overwhelmed. Thank you for starting one, Vicky.
Monika, could the old thread have gotten corrupted somehow? It took a very long time for it to load when I went to it, and sometimes a note would come up saying that a script was running on the page that would mess things up. Do you know what that means?
Anyway, I loved the parrot vids, Monika. Red and green Christmas parrots...perfect! I loved both the king parrot vids. I had never seen king parrots before. I guess they aren't kept as pets. And the last vid was just wonderful. So many kinds of parrots some of which I was unfamiliar with. But they were all so beautiful.
Vicky, I hope you get to see the vids. That is a gorgeous pic of a ring-neck duck (I think). We have a flock of them that winter at the duck pond at the park near me. They are finally getting less afraid of people and so come near enough for me to see them well.
Great photo of lovely duck, Vicky! I love these ducks, they are truly beautiful. Yes, it is Ring-necked Duck, smaller diving duck from North America.
Do you use IE, Lee? This browser has frequent problems with running scripts on the page. But otherwise this is a very common problem, it is caused by the fact that on the page is too many videos, so it takes a while to load, and the system responds by freezes, crashes of Adobe Player, or problems with scripts that you mentioned. In my opinion this will happen every time when we'll have too many videos in the thread.
To brighten your day, I have for you a few videos about strikingly beautiful and very friendly chickens, Silkies.
Oh my what sweet videos Monika! I love the little chick learning to eat bread; he was paying such close attention to it's mom. I really like the way the bottom of their legs puff out with the feathers. What is a Black Knight's Crow? it's not a crow so I'm curious where the name came from. White and black...so pretty. What is the red thing on the white one's head? I see the same thing although a different color on the black one. The last video of the silkies made me laugh the way the jump. The yellow ducklets (not sure what they're called lol) in your pictures are adorable...their down looks so soft.
I tried opening your vids in the other thread Monika using both my Google and Firefox browers to no avail. I'll try again...I hope I won't get the 'adobe crashed'. I noticed lately (and I'm not sure if it's all the vids I try to post) but for some reason all it shows is a link, not a video.
Lee, that's perfectly okay that you didn't open this new thread. I should have done it a long time ago. Like Monika said, maybe so many videos in one thread is causing the problems.
Black Knight is the name of a rooster, I assume that the owner named him so because of his dark appearance. White rooster is called DigDug. Red thing on his head is a comb. The comb on a Silkie is different than comb on other chicken breeds and referred to as a walnut comb.
So you have trouble with opening the videos in the other thread, but the videos in this thread work normally for you? Maybe it's the same problem as Lee has, a large number of videos causes problems.
I'm so glad I can see the vids in this thread Monika. The ducks look like they glide so effortless across the water. Was the one bathing in the first video? What a handsome/pretty bar-headed goose. I have never heard of them but I really like his stripes.
I don't think this video has been posted before. It's cute; a parrot talking to his pet, stuffed bunny.
I am also glad you can see videos in this thread, Vicky. Yeah, these smews doing their daily bathing and preening in the first video, got to keep those feathers in tip top shape Beautiful little ducks!
I love watching your video.. overload of cuteness! Isn't Marnie adorable? He is so sweet and smart!
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Well we will have to remember to start new threads more often because I love the vids!
Monika, I also love the 2 pics of ducklings all in a row. So cute. And of course I love the silkies. I've always wanted one for a pet. I've never seen any but a white one. I didn't know they came in so many colors - red, buff, gray, black.
The smews and the bar-headed goose...such handsome creatures. They are ready for any formal ball. I've seen northern pintails. Sometimes they visit at our local pond.
The lesser whistling ducks are such lovely ducks with their rich browns, oranges and reds. I love the vids of them being at rest and happy and to Christmas music. Perfect for the season - Christmas ducks. These are so peaceful and serene I could watch all day.
Vicky, Marnie is so cute and talks so well. She says just the right thing and so clearly. I have never seen a parrot talk so well. Just adorable!
Merry Christmas, ladies.
Hi Monika and Lee! Well 2 more days and Christmas will be here. I hope both of you ladies have a most blessed one.
Is the last sleepy Lesser Whistling duck the same one as in the first? It is sooo cute and he tries to keep his little eyes open. Their colors are beautiful. In the second video what is that in the mouth of the black swan? Looks almost like skirting from underneath a Christmas tree. lol I love the way the Christmas music is set to the videos.....displaying some of God's most beautiful creations!
I'm glad you both liked Marnie.
Dear friends, hope your Christmas time is filled with the gifts of peace and joy and may happiness dwell around you wherever you go!
Yes, Vicky, the sleepy duck from the first and the last video is one and the same. Those ducks are beautiful, I love their colors.
hahaha! Your last 2 pictures are funny, Monika! It's a good thing traffic was at a stand still for the crane/swan? I wonder if the Eiders were paddling or just floating on the waves? It's amazing how the ring necked parakeets live outdoors since you think of a parakeet as an indoor bird. This may be the kind of birds that lived in the trees by my brother's house....lots of them. The male Silver Pheasant is beautiful. Not sure if the female was trying to win his affection or if she is his mate and was just being servitude trying to feed him? It appeared he wanted nothing to do with her. Evidently he had another love somewhere. lol I love the noises they make.
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So these ring-necked parakeets live near your brother's house? Awesome! I would like to have them near my house. You can find them in the cities, in the winter they feed mainly on feeders etc. In the last few years, populations of this bird have appeared in many European countries. Furthermore, as it is a very common cage bird, I can assume that the free-ranging European populations have originated from accidental or deliberate releases of captive birds.
About pheasant, maybe she try to clean his beak or catch some rest of food, I'm not sure, but I've seen this behavior also among hens and a rooster. Nonetheless, I admire his striking beauty.
What a pretty bird in your first vid Monika. So colorful. I like the little ground feeders too; what are they? Cute little sounds they make. Bean geese? That's an odd name isn't it? I've never seen geese other than white...I like the gray ones in the vid, too. I got a laugh in your last video...on 3:37 minute the goose floating down the water was so still that I thought he was a decoy. lol Then I saw him move. He sure has beautiful wing feathers.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
I'm sorry I haven't posted in so long. Because of the holidays, I've overused my hands so I'm having a hard time typing.
I agree, Vicky. The two pics are so funny. The duck thinks he has the flamingos fooled, and the swan thinks he's just as big as a truck!
The eiders have such strange looking faces. They sort of look more like geese than ducks. It's nice seeing the ring-necked parakeets in the wild since we so often see them only as pets. All of the male pheasants that I've seen were beautiful birds, but the silver pheasant is especially lovely.
I'll come back tomorrow and post about the other vids.
Lee, when you said the duck thinks he has the flamingos fooled I went back to see what I may have missed and sure enough...his leg is up like the flamingo. hahahaha! He DOES think he's one.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
My hands feel a little better today. I rested them as much as I could yesterday.
Vicky, the colorful bird in the first vid is a tit I think. They are European birds and I don't know much about them, but I can always remember the tits because they look like big chickadees! I have no idea what the others are. Do you know, Monika?
I didn't know about bean geese either. But I do know about greylags. We have one that lives at our pond. He is very distinguished. We've named him Dalton, a good southern gentleman's name. Didn't all our domestic geese originally come from greylag geese? I like the way the scenes change in that last vid.
On the first day of this year...
I make a wish that,
Happiness be at your door,
May it knock early, stay late,
And leave the gift of Peace,
Love, Joy & Good health behind!
May this year be the best of all!
Happy New Year to you, my dear friends.
Vicky, as Lee rightly said, this colorful bird is really Blue tit. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. Other visitors in this garden are House sparrows, Dunnock and Chaffinch.
Yeah, Bean goose is very odd name, and if you want to know where it comes from, it comes from its habit in the past of grazing in bean field stubbles in winter.
I am glad that your hands are better, Lee. Yes, Greylag goose is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and North America. I would like to see Dalton! Very good name, by the way.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, what a lovely New Years wish! I hope this year is a wonderful one for all of us too.
Well, my hands got worse again after my last post, but they are getting better now that the holidays are behind us. I'm trying to conserve them as much as possible. Things are getting back to normal.
The vids are great, Monika. The oddly colored mallard is quite handsome, isn't he? I wonder why the whoopers are all together in the mud. Most of them seem to be resting. And the cute little spectacled owls look like they are from another planet!
The pics are so funny. The Canada geese here are friendly and don't attack people. Are they really that aggressive in some places? Do you suppose their nests are nearby? There's got to be a reason they are acting like that.
Thank you, Lee. I also hope this year will light up your lives with happiness & joy.
Happy to hear that your hands are better and things are getting back to normal.
Yes, mallard looks beautiful, I love his unusual colors. And I'm afraid that the white swans can turn into black ones, if they stay in the mud longer
I suppose that the woman on the picture runs near their nests or young, which would explain their behavior, since it is known that the geese can be very aggressive in defending their nests, this is quite acceptable explanation, but I'm not quite sure, maybe they have some other reason?
A new member in our ducky group! Awesome! Welcome, Nance, we are so glad to have you here. Thank you for your lovely photo of Muscovy duck with ducklings. Muscovy ducks - a unique beauty.
I am sure Vicky will especially like today's second video - lots of beautiful roosters. So, Vicky, this is for you!
Hi Nance and Monika,
I'm here looking at pics and vids, but I've used up my hands for today. I'll be back tomorrow to post!
Hi Monika and Nance,
I wonder where Vicky is. I hope she's okay.
Nance, I love your sweet mama and babies. Female Muscovies are sweeties.
Monika, the vids are great. The goldeneyes look really strange when they display, and the pintail is so handsome. I wonder what caused the geese to have that aerial stampede. The chickens and ducks seem to get along fine. I would never have guessed that. The mini Cochins are so cute with their feathery pants on.
The last vid is my favorite though. Those duckies are so excited about going to the pond to play. I saw call ducks, cayuga, mallard, and magpie and others all playing happily...just wonderful.
Welcome Nance!! It's great to have another duck (or anything feathery lol) lover with us! The Muscovy duck with ducklings is so sweet!
Monika your videos are great (as usual). I really love the colorful roosters! Such variety! Did Lee say they are Cochins? The owls are so neat!! Sometimes they don't look real as they sit and stare so intently and don't move. I love their eyes! Is the owl with the heart face (behind the first one) a girl? The Ninja ducks and the 'Beware of the goose' pictures are soooo funny. lol I didn't have time to view all the vids but I'll be back as soon as I can. So many groups, that I can't always make it. I'm sorry.
Lee, how are you doing? I'm sorry I didn't make it here for a week. I'll try not to stay away so long; I didn't mean to.
Gotta run ladies....have a blessed evening.
Today I have for you a few videos about Common Shellducks, one of the most attractive of our waterfowl.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
They are lovely. I don't think we have shelducks here. At least I haven't seen one. So I'm so glad you posted these vids.
These ducks are so elegant. They look like they are in fancy dress for the opera. The young ones look sort of like our magpie ducks. They are so cute. Is that a pair in the last vid? Can you tell the males from the females or do they look alike?
Wonderful vids, Monika.
Vicky, that is such a lovely pic of rain and a wonderful sentiment. So true.
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I'm glad that shellducks videos brightened your day, Lee. They are strikingly beautiful birds, aren't they? Males and females are similar, but the female is smaller, with some white facial markings, while the male is particularly crisply colored in the breeding season, his bill bright red and bearing a prominent knob at the forehead.
Oh my Monika the videos of the Shelducks 2 (?) very different looking types of duck. Their coloring is so different. In the first set of videos those look like beautiful patchwork. Thanks for explaining the differences between the male and females. The juvies I assume haven't acquired their colors yet. In the 2nd video (the wildlife one) it seems strange to see one solitary duck. But then the other one appears at a distance. Are those both males and/or females or 1 of each? When I only saw the first duck it made me feel lonesome and afraid....like if I was him/her I was in a world with no inhabitants. lol Scary! In the 3rd video I like the way the duck took his foot and scratched his eye and face (like he had an itch). I was hoping he wouldn't scratch his eyeball. lol The Ruddy Shelducks (in the first vid) or gorgeous! Their feathers look so smooth and velvety...almost like the feathers of a Cedar Waxwing bird. I notice the colors of the Shelducks in the 2nd and last video are more subdued; are they female or a different type of Shelduck?
A distinctive duck with beautiful rusty orange plumage, the ruddy shelduck, is member of shelduck subfamily Tadorninae, just like common shelduck. Females and males are similar, but the male has a black ring at the bottom of the neck in the breeding season summer, and the female often has a white face patch. The juveniles are similar to the female, but with a browner back.
In terms of videos about common shelducks, I think it is a pair in the second video, a female and a male. And yes, the juveniles haven't acquired their colors yet.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
The ruddy and Australian shelducks are just as lovely as the common shelducks. So elegant in their fancy dress. The ruddy ones sound more like geese than ducks though. Do all shelducks sound like this? It sounds more like a honk than a quack.
I like the way the females still look like shelducks with only small differences from the male. They would be easy to identify. All our female ducks are very drab and look nothing like the males. They are hard to identify unless they are with males.
Great vids, Monika. I love learning about new (to me) ducks.
You're right, Vicky. The ruddy shelducks look very much like the duck version of a cedar waxwing!
Lee, I think that each species of shelducks has a slightly different call, for example common shelduck's call is a loud honk, ruddy shelduck's call is a loud wild honking, etc.
Today you can watch some videos about Radjah shelducks, handsome ducks of coastal tropical Australia.
Both the Australian and Radjah Shelducks are pretty Monika. I love the colors of the Australian and also the stark black and white of the Radjah. I saw the white on the face of the Australian and it specified it was a female, like you said. In the second video of the Radjah I think it is so neat the way it picked up his leg when he was cleaning himself...if I didn't know better I would have thought he was a one legged duck since it was hidden so completely. lol
This time few videos about North Holland Blue, breed with quiet, docile temperament. Vicky, I hope you like roosters in the first and in the second video. And juveniles are simply adorable, aren't they?
Hi Vicky and Monika,
Wonderful vids, Monika. I love the radjahs too. Shelducks are just elegant, aren't they? They are so different from each other but all in fancy dress. The radjahs look like white ducks in wonderful black capes. There's something unusual about the eyes too. I can't see them well enough to say what it is though. I really like the last vid in the radjah set. There are so many different kinds of birds there - egrets, spoonbills, ibis, stilts, and many I can't see well enough to identify. I would love to go there to see all those birds.
The chickens are pretty too...so lacy. The young ones are adorable just like you said. They are so cute.
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Now you can see the birds together and in one place, Lee, I searched and found videos about all the birds that you mentioned. So these are dedicated to you, hope you'll enjoy them.
What a fat rooster in the first vid Monika! I bet his nickname is 'Fatty'. lol I love the way their feathers are spotted looking...very different. And the juveniles are so sweet...so wide eyed. The last little juvie was staring so intently at the camera. lol
It's real late right now so I'll come back tomorrow and view your last videos of the Spoonbills. I love their pink color.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
I love them, Monika. I love the way the egret moves almost like a child playing in the water. I also like those black socks and orange shoes he is wearing.
The spoonbills are so pretty in pink. I wonder why they keep swishing their bills in the water as they groom themselves.
The bald ibis is lovely with those colors. I've never seen any but the red ones at a zoo.
I think my favorite is the stilts. They really do look like they are walking on stilts. I keep having to look twice at them. My eyes keep thinking the bottom part of their legs is a reflection of the top part in the water. But no...that's all one leg...so very long! Such beautiful birds.
Thank you, Monika. The vids are wonderful.
Monika, I love the feet on the Snowy Egret....they look like light brown gloves. lol The Roseate Spoonbills are so pretty. When I first looked at them and saw them shaking their heads it looked like tails. Like they were wagging them. What kind of bird is the black one on the side at 2.00? Even though Ibis has a pretty head, his body reminds me of a vulture. When they stretch out their wings are they just stretching them to 'get out the kinks'? I love the long legs on the Stilts. However when I see them with the bottom of their legs beneath the water, it looks like they have short legs and are standing on top of the water. lol
Glad you enjoyed the videos, Lee. I love those gorgeous Black-necked Stilts with their graceful walk. I know without a doubt that I would never be able to walk, let alone gracefully, if my legs were like theirs
Black bird in the video with spoonbills is Great Black Cormorant, Vicky. And to your second question, I think ibis just needs to get rid of the dirt from his feathers. I like his beautiful iridescent plumage.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
Oh Monika the paradise shelducks are wonderful. The male and female are so different they could be different kinds of ducks, but they are both so pretty. This is the only time I've seen birds where the female is more brightly colored than the male and I mean lots more colorful. Are there other birds like this? I wonder how she hides when she's on the nest. Most females are very dull and brown, but not these ladies!
And the sounds! Those are some of the strangest sounds I've heard coming from ducks. They are as talkative as my pet starling Parcheesi.
The black and white paradise babies are adorable too. So cute!
Well, again I cannot see the vids. I had to restore my computer to a few days ago as something downloaded on my computer that me or my so n couldn't get rid of. Maybe that's what's messed me up here with your vids, Monika although I can see them on Youtube. I will try to come back later. I really want to see the prettier-than-the-male female duck.
Lee, paradise shelducks build nests lined with grass and feathers, hidden in high grass, inside hollow trees, or beneath rotting logs. And their sounds... I especially like the first video, did he talk to a cows? Very funny.
Hope videos will begin work for you very soon, Vicky.
I was finally able to view the videos, Monika. YAY!!! I love the Shelducks & their babies! The Shelducks in the last video make some interesting noises. A cross between, ducks, lambs and goats. lol Their feathers and colors are beautiful! The Whooper swans and chicks are so cute and boy that's a lot of ducks on the water and a variety. I have never heard of a Red-Faced Mousebird. What a funny name! hahaha! But he's beautiful!
Hi Vicky and Monika,
I'm with you, Vicky. I never heard of a mousebird either, but he is pretty.
Monika, I still love those swans and the whoopers are no exception. The dove gray cygnets are so sweet. Do you know what those birds are to the right of the swans?
That is one ducky lake! Such a large number of different kinds in one place. Our lake at the park is never that crowded.
Do you suppose it's called a mousebird because it's pale gray like a mouse? Its feathers look so soft like cotton.
I'm glad you both like mousebird. I assumed that he might draw your attention, so that's why I posted him here. Mousebirds get their name from their soft fluffy greyish or brownish feathers that are more like fur than feathers, a long thin tail that is twice the length of their body, and they have mouse-like habits; scurrying around in brush in search of food. They have an acrobatic behaviour (aided by their strong reversible outer toes), such as feeding upside down, and the peculiar way they perch, with their legs positioned in what appears to be impossible angles. Mousebirds are gregarious, again reinforcing the analogy with mice, and are found in bands of about twenty in lightly wooded country.
What beautiful ducks, Monika! Garganey? I never heard of them but again there are so many I don't know. I love the white stripes in their feathers and across their head. Ducks are so cute when they wiggle their little tails and throw their head back as they drink water.
These 5000 ducks are awesome....they are in precision order.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, I had never heard of garganeys either. They are beautiful, aren't they? They have racing stripes on their heads and on their wings too! I wonder why the coot (Well, it looks sort of like our coots.) is chasing him in the first vid. You know there's nothing I like better than learning about a new duck.
Vicky, you are right. That is awesome seeing such a huge number ducks walking together in order. I would never have guessed it was possible. I guess we know what the phrase "ducks in a row" means now!
hahahaha! That makes sense, Lee. Ducks in a row....I love it!
Here is a neat ducky flower. I can't believe how much it looks like a duck!
Sorry I don't know how to post a pic, ladies.
Sorry again. I mistyped the link.
Beautiful flower, Lee... Such wondrous shapes! And a truly amazing likeness to ducks.
I love the design on the ducks in the first video....it looks almost like their feathers are braided; and I love the way they are waddling in formation, Monika.
In the second video is that the ducks making the whistling noises? It almost sounds like someone is yelling in a high pitched voice. lol It is so interesting to watch them swimming....I forget that their legs are underneath the water paddling.
What a beautiful pigeon! I love his short face and big blinking eyes that look so innocent; his coloring is gorgeous. He stands there so regal looking.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
I've hurt my wrist so I can't type much today.
Vicky, did you see my duck-shaped flower? It is really neat.
Monika, do you know what kinds of ducks and geese are in the vids? I've never seen any like them before. The geese are lovely walking like they own the place. The ducks are so pretty with their chocolate brown heads and pinkish chests. They do make a big racket though. And I love the fancy pigeon. He almost looks like a bird from another planet. Is he one of the ones that turns somersaults? I've seen them on TV.
Lee, isn't your 'duck' flower an orchid? And wasn't it posted in the other group? Yes, it is very pretty (in fact if memory serves me, there were a few different ones). They indeed reminded me of ducks. Where did you find them? Awww, Lee did you hurt yuour wrist again? You poor thing...how did it happen. I hope it heals soon.
Where is our dear Monika?
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Here I am, Vicky, back after a few days absence, caused, as usual, a number of other works.
I'm sorry about your wrist, Lee. Domesticated form of Greylag goose and Eurasian Widgeons are in the videos.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
Vicky, the lady that does the website where I get TV listings often includes links to interesting things she finds on the internet with the listings. That's where I found the "ducky orchids".
I now have to wear a metal brace on my wrist. It really gets in the way. It's on my left hand and I'm lefthanded. I can't move my fingers!
Monika, I so love the ducklings. As you know I could watch them all day. Muscovies are such good mommies! Just the smile I needed today.
Hi Monika! I'm glad you were able to pop in and post some more of your videos. I always love watching them. The mother duck and her babies are so cute; the babies are really scarfing down the bread aren't they? I thought the lady holding the bread was going to get them to come up to her. What a great mixture of ducks, geese and ducklings in your second vid. As I've said many times, I smile so much when I see the ducks wagging their little stubby tails and diving underwater with their bottoms up in the air. lol Those little muscovies sure are hungry aren't they? Is that water in the jar or food?
Lee, how awful that you have to wear the metal brace. How long will you have to do that?
These little ducklings are so cute. I like the way the one hops back in the dish! lol I would have loved to see them in a bathtub swimming.
I just realized that the little ducks in the vid I posted look a lot like the ones in the video Monika posted.
Lee, it must be horrible! I have the same question as Vicky, how long will be the metal brace on your hand?
Yes, Vicky, a mother duck and ducklings in the first video were so greedy! They apparently had a huge hunger and appetite. But they should eat slower and not so greedily swallow . Water is in the jar in the third video.
Bad hand trouble today. Will post tomorrow.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
If all goes well, I have to wear it a couple of more weeks...if I can manage not to hurt it again. I keep trying to do things that I shouldn't out of habit without thinking.
Vicky, I love the little ducklings playing in the water. So cute.
Monika, the Moscovies are lovely walking around like they own the place (very much like geese do). And the egret is so elegant. Do you know what the ducks in the third vid are? They look a little like the ring-necked ducks at our pond but not exactly.
A couple of more weeks? That's not pleasant at all, but you probably can not do anything to avoid it, unfortunately. I really hope that everything goes well and the brace soon cease to "decorate" your wrist.
Common Goldeneyes are in the third video, a medium-sized sea ducks of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes.
Wonderful marbled teals. Another duck I haven't seen! I love the big white polka dots on their wings. The oddly colored mallards look like some we have here that are half Pekin and half mallard. Since there is a Pekin with them in the vid, I suspect it may be the same here. Great vids, Monika.
Still having wrist troubles.
Well darn it! I popped in to watch your newest vids Monika and it says that Adobe Flash plugin has crashed...again. Is the trouble with my computer when it says that? I will try to come back tomorrow and watch them as I love all your vids Monika.
Good night ladies! I hope your hand is better, Lee.
Yay! I finally got to see them....well in Google browser. Again the vids crashed when viewing in Firefox. I wish I could find my I.E. browser again and use it. I know it's in my computer somewhere but I have no idea how to bring it up to use.
Are both the white and black ducks Vogels? In your first video, Monika? Is one a female? I love Egrets. Their long, skinny legs are so dainty looking. With the name Marbled Teal, I picture a bluish duck. lol I like the patterns on their bodies. Is the white duck with the Mallards a Mallard also? I love how long and skinny it looks when it stretches. Then in comes back to it's normal short, plump body. Do Mallards usually have white patches on their throats?
I also hope your wrist is better, Lee.
Yes, Vicky, all three ducks are Mallards. Those Mallards with white patches have domestic colours. Domestic ducks come in wild-type plumages, white, and other colours.
About your browser, if you have IE in your computer, but do not know where, the easiest way to find it is to click on Start. A menu appears - click "Find" or "Search." The "Search Results" window opens. View the "What do You Want to Search For" menu on the left. Click "All Files and Folders". A search panel opens up. Type the name or part of the name of the program you want to find in the top box.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, I love the barnacle geese. They look so handsome in their fancy dress clothes. That is one gorgeous rooster. He has so many beautiful colors-gold, red, black, and orange and, of course, dark "pants". I never knew the lovely pink flamingos waded out so far in the water. The waders I know (herons, egrets, etc.) just go into the edges of the water. Great vids!
Vicky, I think I'm getting the brace off in one more week. I hope you find your IE. It's always good to have options with computers.
Thanks on the 'search' info Monika. I'll try that. Boy, I've never seen so many geese together as the Barnacle geese! I wonder how many are there? The Brahma rooster (I've only heard of Brahma bulls) is very splendid. However when he looks straight at you, his eyes look mean. It looks like he's wearing boots. lol Are the big, fat hens called Brahma hens or are they another type altogether? The flaminos are beautiful and I agree with Lee, I've never seen them wade that far in the water. Very interesting watching them look for food. I could hear the rain falling but I guess it didn't bother them at all. Someone told me a long time ago (and I wasn't sure if it was true or not) that pink flamingos were dyed.
Lee, have a great weekend at the retreat. Sounds like a peaceful vacation.
I hope the brace will soon be off, Lee.
You're welcome, Vicky. I hope it helps. If you need any more advice, feel free to ask.
Yes, these big, fat hens are Brahma too. Brahmas are calm, friendly birds that make good pets. Hens are very sweet and docile. Roosters are calm and generally not aggressive towards humans, but possess good instincts for defense of the flock. This rooster looks nasty (I don't mean he is ugly, but looks dangerously). As a warrior, who is going to fight. His eyes are evil when viewed up close
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, again a kind of goose I didn't know about. I am always amazed at the number of kinds of geese and ducks there are. It seems I'll never see them all. It gives me something lovely to look forward to.
The white fronted geese are very handsome - dark gray with black and white accents. I didn't realize until I saw the third vid that they are a small goose. I noticed that their necks were very short compared to other geese also.
I'm hoping to get this brace off Monday!
No, flamingos aren't dyed, Vicky. Flamingos are pink because of what they eat! Are you enjoying spring?
Monika, is it beginning to be spring there?
Great news about the brace, I'm happy. Not much spring weather here, remnants of snow and also raining today. A few days ago, it was quite cold and huge wind. I hope that spring will come very soon. And what about you?
Great videos Monika! I agree with Lee...so many different types of geese! I love the coloring of the White Fronted geese. The European ones have feathers that look so soft and they are the color of doves (light grey). And of course (and I've said this many times) I love the way ducks dive under water to find food with their butts up in the air. So cute! The Muscovy ducklings are so soft looking. How did that brown and yellow get mixed in with them? lol He's pretty. I love their little quacks. And the Black Indian Runner ducklings are so cute with their little peeps. What a good mommy they have. Of course the Mandarins are gorgeous....I love the way the male's heads look like they are wearing a Roman helmet.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
Oh I love all the ducklings. I could watch them for hours. I like white Mucovies too. We had one here. Her name was Gulielma. She was very sweet. And the black Indian runner is lovely too, and her babies are adorable. I wish I could see runners in real life. They look so odd the way they run all together and in spurts.
There is no more beautiful duck than a Mandarin, and they are even prettier in a group. You are right, Vicky. The males look like they have general's helmets on and the females seem to have private's helmets!
Brace is off, ladies.
Monika, it's 38 degrees F (6 degrees above freezing) here at 4 PM. I think spring's hiding from us!
LOL those pictures are adorable Monika! Poor duck doing a belly flop. Is he just learning to fly and isn't he a little large? The ducklings look like they're dragging the kitty to the water. hahaha!
Mallards are usually colorful aren't they? Not white? He has a pretty spotted head and beak. Pretty Coscoroba Swans....their necks are short and I love their red beaks. Never heard of a Pochard duck....you know so many various ducks. It's strange to see a white body and a colored head and beak. Nice looking though.
Poor duck apparently didn't fly high enough and landed on his belly. And kitty does not want at any cost go to the water with ducklings
Mallards are one of the most common types of ducks worldwide, and many crossbred varieties exist, including odd colors and patterns.
The Common Pochard is a medium diving duck that often feeds at night. It breeds in areas of marshes and lakes in northern Europe and Asia.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
I'm having so much trouble with my wrist today. I think I overused it after I got my brace off. Silly me!
I'll post tomorrow.