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The Hand That Feeds

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Tuesday August 13, 2013

shenandoah, IA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Nikongranny and Ducky...out at the pond...Our little 'friend' seems to have quite the appetite and loves to follow her around,,or when Bob and I come out too...such a sweetie! Still trying to figure out how to find it a home before winter...any suggestions?? We both live in town. Still trying to find a country home assuming it would even stay..?

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17. minnesotamom
4:48 PM GMT on December 23, 2013
This must be one of the Indian Runners---they have such a unique profile! Beautiful capture, Mindi--I really like this! :-)
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16. BEME
10:04 AM GMT on September 01, 2013
Hello Girls! You are so sweet to take a moment to stop by and share!!! Don't worry,we'll be looking after our feathered pals for as long as they are there..'Ducky' is so lovable..! Hubby and Maxine feed him well..Bob is so in love with this little fella [we think it's a he,but don't know for sure of course,,heck could be a girl,,considering how much it will eat!] It has so much charm and charisma. We can call it from far away,and he it comes [when hungry for people food] just as fast as it's legs can push it along in the water,and then run up the bank to the bench or wherever we might be...seems trainable too..does not like kids much though..maybe they were mean to it when it was younger..hence the reason it's out at the pond.
Thanks for your support folks! Any suggestions always welcome on what domestic quackers like to eat! :<
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15. ColoradoKat
4:22 PM GMT on August 31, 2013
What a sweet shot, Mindi! There are all kinds
of ducks in the parks around Denver..and at
golf club ponds...they all seem to manage. Just
keep visiting your friend through the seasons!
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14. Luckystar
2:45 AM GMT on August 30, 2013
Poignant and wonderful capture, Mindi. You captured such emotion just in their silhouettes. 10!
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13. mellyweb
2:24 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Beautiful lighting.
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12. WeatherWise
2:19 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Neat shot! Thanks for sharing.
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11. BEME
9:09 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Thank You Kevin and Wanda! Yes,Kevin,I liked the sinking sun's light on the water for contrast..and to express the silhouette's light source..
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10. Wanda1948
6:37 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
So sweet, Mindi!
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9. tamcat
2:43 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Nice shot Mindi, and I like the brightness at the right too. -kevin :)
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8. BEME
2:15 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Well,,with some of us looking out after it,,hopefully so..also noted what hubby and I thought were a pair of snow geese coming back from up north early,we discovered a couple days ago that they also are domestic ducks!! So,,obviously SOMEONE brought their ducks they did not want or could not keep to the pond thinking they would survive out in the wild??? Well,,we are looking for suggestions...we don't think our DNR give a crap one way or the other. I am putting out feelers to see what we could do...I mean,,how do domestics survive on the farm anyway,through the winter,,like chickens and others..I only wonder about feed...so,,perhaps we can get the DNR to install a feeder or allow us to..?thanks for you concern!
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7. nanapoo
1:27 PM GMT on August 20, 2013
Beautiful capture! Hope ducky will be fine!
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6. BEME
11:20 PM GMT on August 17, 2013
Hi Folks,and thanks much for your imput...I suppose,they are like any other feathered creature that endures winter..ours are generally not very harsh but for a few times,,As far as finding a local DNR person to help out,,we had mentioned it before,and they did not seem to care at all...which is typical. And that's okay,,we ought to be able to manage ourselves,,just worrying that other creatures might try to eat it/attack it...keep you updated..:)
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5. LarryD
5:14 PM GMT on August 17, 2013
Nice one Mindi!
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4. YouKnowWho
12:07 PM GMT on August 17, 2013
Sweet moment captured!
If I came across a bird in this situation, I'd be calling a wildlife rescue place to see if they could come and save it.
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3. Kennebunker
10:14 AM GMT on August 17, 2013
Just keep visiting it through the winter - you'd be surprised to see our resilient these critters can be!
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2. BEME
3:44 AM GMT on August 17, 2013
Ha,,Max,,fooled ya,,that was from a few nites ago,,when the sun was out!! lol!
Wish it had been a real pretty one tonite,,but nope..Ducky was fun though!
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1. Nikongranny
3:39 AM GMT on August 17, 2013
Thought that looked familiar. you made good use of the little color we had in the pond tonight! 10 from your subject. Now it's your turn.
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Hi KIDDIES!!! O.K.,,there seems to be a bit of confusion about this photo,,,I AM on the left,,a gal!![MINDI],,and the right-hand pic is of BOB my hubby!! I cloned the two images together,,of us taking pics of each other,,so we could give you folks an idea of who we are,,replacing the previous photo of our two favorite eagle family youngsters...We live in Shenandoah,Ia.,,and enjoy [especially me] taking lots of pictures!! I do most of the posting on here,,that's MY thing..and I try to put up Bobs when he takes some good ones...I would also like for you to check out the older ones from time,to time,,I like to share my images,,though not always the greatest,,just to give you an idea what life is sometimes like here in S.W. Iowa.. I came out here from the East Coast and interior New England,where I lived until 1992,,I also lived in Philly for a few years,and Bob is born and raised here in Shenandoah.,,but loves other places that we have visited too. I am happy to have found this site to learn how to take better photos,,meet new people,and make new friends,and be dazzled by what folks share of their 'world'in pictures on here. THANK YOU WuNDERGROUND! I appreciate all your kind words and mail,and critique as much as I enjoy giving back in kind! SHARE THE LOVE!!

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