Sunday, May 11, 2008

A puddle.....fit for three ducks!

On my way to my daughter's house today, I drove to a shopping center near her home because I needed to pick up a few things to take to her. As I'm driving through a couple of different areas to get to the store, I look over to my left and happen to see three ducks and a huge black bird which I thought could possibly be a crow. The ducks were sitting in the grass and the bird was standing close by. I stopped my car and just observed for a while.

I couldn't believe what I was actually seeing. As you will see in the pictures, there is a large grassy field where the ducks were sitting. In front of the grassy field you will see water. That water is actually a huge hole in the parking lot/road that has filled up with water and thus giving these little guys their own "pond". Cars were coming and going past this little pond and the ducks were not the least bit concerned. I've just come to the conclusion that those ducks don't give a darn what or where the water is. They just like water; mud and water, scum and water, it doesn't matter.

When I got to my daughter's, I told her what I had seen. And she said that those ducks are over there in that little pond all of the time. She even said, "Aaron drove throught that big puddle before mom. And it was really deep. We almost needed someone to come and pull us out". Um, okay then. Should I tell him that he really shouldn't drive through standing water?








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9 comments:

Sandy said...

How amazing! And they weren't bothered by people around...ducks are some bold little birds.

s

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Cute, BJ! Those duck really don't care, you're right, if there's water, they will come, hehe!

Marsha said...

Looks like LJ should be visiting the shopping center and not the pond to see his ducks, LOL! How fun to see them in ordinary places.

cat's momma said...

I've noticed around here that if there is water, no matter where it is, there will be ducks! Because of the way you photographed these ducks and the water, I would never have guessed it was a hole in a parking lot!

We played golf yesterday morning and in one of the ponds there was a mama duck and three tiny little ducks following her everywhere. It was Mother's Day, so it was pretty cool to see them. They were the only ducks in that particular pond,

Sandy said...

Hey BJ, you okay, cause I saw where there is lots of flooding in Maryland today, on the news.

s

A wildlife gardener said...

I love how Nature never misses an opportunity to take advantage of the good things in life :)

Darlene said...

birds of a feather I say
even when it comes to mucky water :)

good for you for stoppng to smell the...ducks?

love to you
xox darlene

Wanda said...

Is that where we get the saying a "Puddle Duck" ~~ Great pictures and narative.

How great to just stop and observe....I love that about my retirement...taking time to see things....

Love and Hugs
Wanda

Kathy said...

Hi, I just found your blog while browsing and this is too cute...maybe you should tell them not to drive in standing water...and maybe you should tell the ducks they shouldn't make homes in parking lot puddles. ;)