Thursday, June 26, 2014

Birds and more by the Water

My annual summer trip back to my home town. Went to the river yesterday afternoon.

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Kayakers. The floats are for marking the lanes for rowing races - there are a lot of them held here.

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An oriole

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This robin was sunning himself

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Lilies by the edge

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Bank swallows

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These *may* be barn swallows, I'm not sure.

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The resident geese

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A mallard mongrel


Even more so!

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Closer to wild

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And of course there are big Pekin ducks (her duckling is following her)

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These must have had one of the mallardy ones for a dad

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Look how ginormous they are compared to the little mallardy one behind them

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At 11:08 AM, June 26, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I prefer to think of "mongrels" as having hybrid vigor!

 

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