Friday, February 20, 2009

Dina the Duck at Dusk with the Turkeys





Those of you following the duck saga will know at the last count we were down to three.  Now it's one female we named Dina.  The last lone Duck roamed the yard last summer and kept it free of grasshoppers.  When she was lonesome, she would hang out on the patio with the cats. She and the new flock of ducks seemed only to tolerate each other.  Well, now we are back down to one survivor.  She, too, is lonely.  Lucky for Dina, we have turkeys who roost in our cottonwood trees at night and hang around the birdfeeder during the day.  For now, she has some fowl-weather friends!  

My apologies for the dark pictures but it was late in the day and I wanted to catch the birds before they settled in for the night.  Hopefully we will hear Dina's quack in the morning.

7 comments:

CountryDreaming said...

I'm very glad Dina has some feathered folk to hang out with. Just came across the saga of the ducks yesterday. A touching story. Dina's a real survivor. The low lighting in the photos fits in very well and adds to the overall mood.

Janie said...

Really cute photos of Dina with the turkeys. Wild turkeys, I guess? Amazing that they'll hang with a domestic duck.
Dina must be smarter than the others to survive through 2 flocks. Hope she makes it through the winter with her fowl weather friends (LOL).

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Dina seems to make new friends everywhere she goes, doesn't she??? That's neat.. Great pictures.

We have new computers--and have spent most of today getting them all set up. It will probably take another day or two. BUT-they are WONDERFUL--and faster than lightning.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa M. said...

We have had chickens do that.

One survivor have we.

Her name is Henrietta.

I love those darn birds!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Good old Dina from a Donald Duck in England ........ Give her some extra food cos at 6,000 fee it must be cold we have been freezing here in the UK and only had a few inches. A friend of mine got his first ever chickens last week and two ducks so I will tell him about Dina maybe his ducks can email Dina XXX Don

Kathiesbirds said...

Oh, poor Diana! Will you get here new friends soon?

ascu75 aka Don said...

Hows she doing ?