Mrs Beakley has seven new babies.

The Beakleys have been very busy of late. No more time for a leisurely tête-à-tête by the waterside.

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Today, Mama Beakley arrived in our backyard with her seven adorable, fluffy ducklings. She had heard that there was plenty of birdseed in the grass underneath our bird feeder, and proudly watched as her babies enthusiastically gobbled it up.

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After a while she decided it was time to leave,  so after quickly doing a head count,

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she lined them up and off they sailed in single file across to the other side of the pond.

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Hope you’re all having a splendid week. It’s a another beautiful sunny day here in Florida.

 

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Feathers on Friday: Daisy Duck

Mrs. Beakley was out paddling with her brood of ducklings. Sweet Daisy got left behind, and I shot her……with my camera of course. 🙂

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Happy weekend, everyone.

Feathers On Friday: Looking Back

Have you ever wished that you had ‘eye’s in the back of your head’? I know I have, especially when I was teaching at school. Ms Anhinga has solved the problem by turning her head through180 degrees. A very clever trick indeed.

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend, filled with love, laughter, good food and lots of fun.

Celebrating Woman’s Day in the swamp.

Mr Purple Gallinule accompanies his wife Gail on a ‘Woman’s Day’ walk through the swamp. As you can see, they are both wearing their most colourful outfits for the occasion.

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Happy Woman’s Day to all of you who are of the ‘fairer sex’.

Feathers On Friday: Vertical Take-off

Whenever I see birds in flight, it always make me wish that I could fly too. What fun it would be, and imagine how I’d surprise my friends if I could do this trick. I’d just be sitting there quietly, listening whilst they chatted to me,

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and then suddenly, ‘Zowie’!! I’d take off into the blue, leaving them open-mouthed with astonishment.

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Happy weekend to you all.

“Anything You Can Do….

….I can do better. I can do anything better than you. No you CAN’T. Yes I CAN! No you CAN’T. Yes I CAN!”

When I saw these two photos, the words of this song from ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, sprang straight to mind. When we were young girls, my sister and I used to really enjoy performing it, and even won a holiday talent competition at the seaside in England.

After breakfast, Mr. Anhinga and Mr. Peli are having a wing-spreading competition. A close contest, but I think you have to agree that Mr. Peli wins the prize.

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Not to be left out of the proceedings, Iggy also positions himself to also show off his handsome right profile.  Nice try Iggy, but I think it’s definitely a no contest. Mr. Peli’s regal profile is extremely hard to beat.

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I hope I’ve given you a smile on your Monday morning and wish you all a very happy week.

Feathers On Friday: Mr. GBH is ruffled

Usually so sleek and smooth, even Mr. GBH can have a ‘bad hair day’. Somehow he still manages to look absolutely gorgeous, so maybe this is just the newest fashion in bird coiffure.

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Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful weekend.