Ducks on the water .... more signs of spring.... photoslideshow....

@sueznewz2 (9720)
Alicante, Spain
March 2, 2016 8:24am CST
In our small town we have a small river that runs into the sea, and it has been landscaped, they have put in various plants, trees and shrubs, and some wetland plants too, like reeds, and things.... I say things..., because I do not know the names of them.. This little wetlands area supports quite a bit of wild life... ducks, geese, birds and lots of insects... but towards the end of the year it was looking a bit overgrown and choked, and in need of some pruning... well while out walking the other week I noticed they had pruned it, and tidied it up... I thought they had been a bit severe... there were just woody stumps everywhere...., and was a bit concerned for the ducks, especially as they used the reeds and plants in the water to hide ect.... last year there were sssoooo many baby ducks ... it was lovely..., and I wondered how things would go this year... with their habitat... practically non existent...., But.... to my surprise...., when I went for a walk today, one of the duck pairs had had some chicks... and they were swimming quite happily on the water, and in and out of the small bits of plants growing again.. I was very pleased to see them.... click on the link below for a short slide show of some photos I took last year and this year.... another sign of spring....
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@JudyEv (118796)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar 16
That's a lovely slideshow. Little ducklings are just so cute aren't they?
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
thanks .. @JudyEv they are lovely aren't they.... makes you just want to cuddle them....
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@JudyEv (118796)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Just read another comment and meant to say I was surprised your little dog has such short legs. All the photos I've seen of him make him seem a taller dog but he's really quite short!
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
@JudyEv yes in some photos he looks taller than others.... we often call him shortie instead of his real name... lol's
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• United States
2 Mar 16
how delightful! i miss watchin' the ducks - only see 'em round here durin' the wet season...when they decide my round pen's their new pond, lol. i'm glad they took the time to not only plant such (sure helps with erosion 'n's a bonus new places fer critters to hang out'n raise their families), but also to tend to it. always shockin' when schtuff's first pruned up, but a necessity fer fire danger 'n o'ercrowdin' 'f the diff'rent species (plants). always used to bring me joy to see such to come back to life. 'fter watchin' this 'n perusin' through yer pics, i really 'n truly miss my pond! big hugs 'n love!!
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
Thanks @crazyhorseladycx I'm glad you liked them... I thought you would.... I can imagine your yard looking a bit like a pond with some of the large amounts of rain you get.... I know you miss your pond... I'm sad that it is not back up and running yet... for you to enjoy..... love n hugs ... to you ...
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• United States
3 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 i can't stop lookin' 'tcher pics, lol. since i aint been able to tend the 'grounds', it seems i've quite a few low spots that tend to fill'p purty good, includin' the roundpen. such's life though i reckon. yes ma'am, i miss the pond. watchin' the fish swim 'bout, the new life which thrives there. birds comin' fer their baths'n the falls. the blossoms'f the waterlilies'n 'f course that wonderful sound 'f music's the water makes its way. big hugs 'n love!
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
@crazyhorseladycx mmmmm... your words were ppainting a picture in my head.... and I could just see us sat there...... I love the sound of running water.... big hugs ...
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 16
Oh my goodness, they are so cute. You cannot imagine how much I love ducks and their babies. Beautiful photos.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
thanks @LadyDuck.... they are a pleasure to watch aren't they.....
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
3 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Yes, they are lovely. I remember when my grandmother had ducks, I loved to watch the chicks.
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@PainsOnSlate (20083)
• Canada
3 Mar 16
Beautiful video. I love the fuzzy babies, they are so cute. Loved the other birds too but they weren't as cute...
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
thanks @PainsOnSlate.... they are lovely aren't they... and no the bigger ones were not so cute... they are not ususally on that side of the beach... they are usually on the waterside ... waiting for the fishing boats to come in.....
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@sofssu (14481)
3 Mar 16
Those duckling looks so cute and so do you and your little doggie.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
thank yoou... @sofssu they are lovely aren't they.... you just can't help wanting to take photos of them ....
@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Mar 16
We have ducks all over. Have a river running right through the city. Also have a park where they congregate. Geese too. Quite often when driving we have to stop for some.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
That's nice @celticeagle I'm glad you have something like that, to enjoy, in your area ...
@AnneEJ (5025)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
2 Mar 16
You are fortunate to have such a nice place to walk and view the ducks. Where I used to live we often went down to the waterfront and watched the ducks. I especially like it when there were baby ones. They are so cute.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
Thanks @AnneEJ Yes I am fortunate... and enjoy walking there most of the year.... but as you said ... its especially nice when the ducks have got their young....
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@marlina (71273)
• Canada
2 Mar 16
Lovely!
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
Thanks @marlina ... I'm glad you enjoyed them.....
@silvermist (19805)
• India
2 Mar 16
@sueznewz2, Nice photos.Will check out the you tube link.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Mar 16
thanks @silvermist.... I'm glad you liked them....
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