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Old 04-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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What A Lovely Couple!!

They were here when I got home from work today. I love it when they come to visit, because they are so easy to have around. I on't have to entertain them at all, but they do love their food! They are here for a few days again this spring. They are paddling around in the pool, and get out to bathe in the sun every once in awhile. He's looking really good, she's looking a tad skinny after her winter journey south. He's being very attentive to her, so I'm giving them lots of time alone. I served them a wonderful bread appetizer that they really seemed to enjoy. Unfortunatley, every time I look at them, all I can think of is DUCK FAT!!!!!!!

Yup a mating pair of ducks that return to our backyard every year.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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I Love this, Loprraine! What a sweet picture you've painted. How long do they usually stay?
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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We were briefly visited by a gorgeous wild turkey yesterday evening. I tried to grab a picture but it was too dark and I couldn't get close enough.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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I've never seen a wild turkey, but my brother who lives just outside of Toronto gets them in the winter at his birdfeeder.

They usually stay 2-5 days. I think it depends on how good the food is, and if the neighbours 3 dogs are out! Then they go off to build a nest and have their young. I just love seeing them back, it means spring is here. It sure gets the cats in a tizzy, but the ducks are so tam. One cat was outside with me, almost hanging into the pool. They stayed clear of her, but never left.

And then, every once in awhile, I glance over at the bbq, and think, no, that's just wrong. So, I'll go back out in awhile and give them another half bun. Maybe they'd rather the "Traditional Belgium Bread" I bought today for $4.99 a loaf!
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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I agree that you painted a lovely picture. Now take a picture! I would love to see your little visitors. That is so neat!

A lot of ducks and geese fly over, but we don't have a pool or pond, so they just fly by. We see wild turkeys around here, but I've never seen one in our yard.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #6
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Oh yes, pictures please!

You kill me with the covert glances at the BBQ! (But I wouldn't feed them the expensive bread unless you actually plan to use the BBQ.)
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:45 PM   #7
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And then, every once in awhile, I glance over at the bbq, and think, no, that's just wrong....
Smoked Duck Gumbo....














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Old 04-18-2008, 06:47 PM   #8
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That's so sweet! I love animals and I feel lucky when I get a special encounter with them.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #9
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believe it or not, i had a duck sushi roll once. it was very good. like a more firm eel, with the taste of duck.

loppraine, do they nest in your yard?

the younger ones taste better. and eggs, yum.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:36 AM   #10
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very sweet I love all kinds of animals
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