Lady Duck basking in the sun.


Arriving at school just before 3 pm Lady Duck was on the fence basking in the bit of sunshine. She just stood up, stretched her legs when I opened the car door.

“Quak, quak!” she said and down she went going on with her basking! The creek flows at the other side of the fence.

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18 responses to “Lady Duck basking in the sun.”

  1. I like the way you have captured “Lady Duck”, Ineke. It adds interest seeing her through the opened car door. I suppose she’s making the most of every little ray of sunshine at this time of year. It’s winter in your part of the world, I believe. Here, it has been ridiculously hot and we’d all welcome a little bit of “cool” right now.

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    1. Yes, winter is still in full swing here. Wet, windy and still icy cold. This morning the daddy duck was walking around at school near the fence. When I went home an hour later it was mummy duck sitting on the fence. We are soon going to have some ducklings crossing the parking space.

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      1. I’m sure the children at your school will be delighted to see the ducklings – although it sounds as though it could prove a little difficult to park when they arrive. I can imagine the scene!

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        1. Last year the ducklings crossed the parking place, they used the porches in front of the classroom to walk around with hordes of children ooooo and aaaaaaing. Poor things were totally overwhelmed by the noise.

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          1. Oh, I can well imagine that scene, too. I’m sure the ducklings will soon get used to the noise. Kiddies adore baby animals and and I love to see the delight on their faces.

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            1. They are kind of used to the noises because the nest is at the other side of the fence. But you know how the children are they all want to hold them. The mummy just wants to take them to the other side of the school because the creek runs underground and she wants them at the other side where it is open waters and space. Then the cats and dogs take over and catch them . Sad, but that’s life for them.

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  2. Lui-lekker in die wintersonnetjie!

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    1. Beslis. Vreemd om n eend so op die heining te sien sit. Hul sit mos nie juis so hoog nie?

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      1. Sy voel seker lekker veilig daar!

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        1. Hul is oor die algemeen baie mak omdat hul gevoer word. Hierdie outjie wei op die skoolgrond met tye.

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  3. Klink na luilekker eendweer

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    1. Nie die spreekwoordelike eendeweer nie. Hierdie was lekker in die sonnetjie. Voetjies onder haar ingevou.

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  4. Dis ‘n pragtige eend!

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    1. Jong die eende hier floreer. Dis juis nou “duck shooting season”. Hul dun die klomp elke jaar in Julie uit.

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  5. Ek is nou wel nie ñ eend nie, alhoewel, mens weet nooit… Maar ek staan ook vandag voor die winkel in die sonnetjie.☺xx

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    1. Dis hier ook dieselfde. Nes die sonnetjie sy kop uitsteek staan almal buite. Die wind is egter meestal so koud dat mens nog n plek moet he om agter te skuil. Is mos “Windy WEllington”.

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  6. Slim eend. Dit is wat ek ook vandag wil doen!!!

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    1. Was heerlik in die sonnetjie. Madam het net besluit sy gaan beslis nie gee pad nie.

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