Ducks have been domesticated as pets and farm animals for more than 500 years, and all domestic ducks are descended from either the mallard or the Muscovy duck. Mallards, especially, are easy to crossbreed with other types of ducks, and mallards often hybridize with all types of ducks at local ponds. This can lead to very unusual feather shapes and color patterns that can be confusing to identify.
Most towns are blessed with parks to take their children on a nature hunt. Our town, LaPorte Indiana, is blessed with many parks inhabited with geese, ducks, and (the even rarer) Swans that make for excellent photography sessions.
“I’ve spent so many years talking about lame ducks in the White House and Congress, and it’s never occurred to me to find out what the heck it means. It turns out it’s an old English hunting term – something about firing at a duck without quite killing it. In any case, the hobbled duck… Continue reading It Ain’t Lame Duck
Little Johnny’s teacher asks him to make a sentence using the following words: defeat, deduct, defense and detail. Little Johnny says, “De feet of de duck went over de fence before de tail.”