Neither myself nor WP had ever seen a quacker like this bugga before. Naturally I just had to take some pics of it to share with all of my five faithful readers --along with my 1000 unfaithful readers.
But let us just backtrack to the previous post where I put up a pic of a heron and a gull. It seems that y'all may have given up when Cathy put up her two choices --she was bored all day in the hospital so it's no surprise she had time to do the research, but don't worry, everything is fine now... so's Cathy.
I do need to give y'all a bit more time from last post. Cathy had pegged the White-Faced Heron, but not the other one. Gotta give her credit though cus her guess is soooooo close to what it is that many birdie folk consider them the same bird. That's a HINT, btw.
The pic of the second bird showed (or tried to show) the colouring of the tail feathers quite clearly (or so I thought). Here it is for those of you too lazy to scroll down...
There is also a difference in the bill which has to do with the colouration. Here's a good shot of the colouration of the bill --beak, mandible, chomper, whatever
Notice how she put lipstick on! Hmmmmmm, do pigs fly? SP certainly thinks so --well at least she thinks bullshit walks.
So... what kinda birdie is it?
Getting to the subject of todays post: something's just duckie! This should be an easy one for you to get so how's about's not only figuring out the gender of the quacker (that means whether it is a male or female critter) but you also get to find out if it is wild or an escaped domestic!
This should be easy! No worries mates!
Here's the pic of the purdy quacker:
Oops! Sorry about that... I pulled a Two Yaks! I think this next one will make it very easy for you:
Ok, ok. I can hear the torches being lit and the tar n feathers being prepared from way down under. I guess since I *did* ask for the sex --huh huh I said sex-- and the overall feralness of the critter that I should probably give you a couple of closeups.
So here ya go:
Alrighty then: NAME THAT DUCK!
and don't forget the gull from last time too...