Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Loon family, mallard family and a winner



George was right! I have a Loon's nest at my cabin! They are building a nest right at the end of our unfinished dock. What's ironic is that Greg and I named our cabin the "Loon's Nest." No, not because I wear crazy pajamas and he sings Mexican polka songs all the time, but I'd understand why you would think that! (P.S. George, I believe I have your address so I will send out your Loon card!)

This photo was taken far away because during nesting season, a Loon will abandon its nest if you disturb them. They are finicky little duckies! But, I will be getting out my tripod for my mac daddy lens as well as a video camera. I'm about to be a Loon mama!


Also, Mrs. Mallard has a big brood. She had 11 babies! I think I'm going to call them the Duggar family....

24 comments:

itsJUSTme said...

Oh my goooooosh! Those baby duckies are sooooo cute!
Congratulations on the nest, how exciting.

bennie and patsy said...

Lucky George, this will be fun to watch.
Patsy

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lol; The Duggars!!!
I am so happy for you, I imagine this is going to give you so much joy for a loooonnnnnggggg time.

So, are you not allowed to use your dock now? Does that mean Greg gets a pass on finishing it? I am thinking Greg planted the nest there. :) I am just sayin'

Tricia said...

Congratulations on all the babies! That's quite the family you've got there in Michigan! WoW!

Can't wait to see more pics! Oh & videos too!!!

grammy said...

How fun is that
Loons nest at the
Loons Nest (o:

Connie,Barry said...

Another gorgeous pic! Darn, I was sure you were with chld but here you are with loons! What cute duckies, too! Love your choice of names - Duggars - that's perfect!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is wonderful Shelley. It will be wonderful to see the babies hatch eventually, they are so tiny.

Rose Haven said...

Oooooooooooooooohhhhh, how cool is that!! Cute family ~ the Duggars!! Like that!! :-)

Sandi Keene said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see your photos with the Mac Daddy!

Karen said...

Oh Shelley! aren't they sweet?
You must be in Heaven having a nest right there! You must be running around like a "loon`atic".
Sorry - I just had to say it . . .

OK, when you come out - we will go 4wd and I'll take you to the wine country with me! WHOO HOOO!!!!!!

(Can Scout come too?)

:) Hugs! karen

Mildred said...

Great news Shelley! We look forward to all your great photos!

Catherine Holman said...

How exciting Shelley! Can't wait to see more photos. Sorry about the mouse!

Dar said...

Have you ever been blessed with feathered-friends-a-plenty. So anxious to see the baby loons as well.
BlessYourHeart

Daisy said...

11 babies! That's a lot of little ducks! :D

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thank goodness you have a great camera and a powerful lens because that just might mean that we have the opportunity to watch this fun process. So exciting!

George said...

Congratulations on becoming a Loon Mama. I look forward to seeing some of the pictures you get from your long lens.
Thanks for the Loon card.

joated said...

Your hubby has got to be pleased! Now you have a reason to go even loonier and he can't work on the dock for a couple of weeks! That's a win-win in anybody's book.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh they knew where to build a nest....right where it will be appreciated! Congratulations, Shelley! I can't wait to see all of those pics!

Duggar family...cute! :)

Tammy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loonie, schmonnie! I love that you have a loon family at your dock! Can't wait to see all of the pictures as they grow.
xo
Penny

Darla said...

How much fun, you sound so excitied! Think the Duggars is a fitting name.

Rural Rambler said...

Well that is just the best news Shelley! Good for us too cause we will get to see pictures :) Sweet family of ducks too!

cindyzlogic said...

Super sweet ducklings! I'll be looking forward to seeing baby Loons. Great photog, Shelley!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good for George!!!! He's just so smart... I 'sorta' said that also in my first comment--but didn't mention nest. I did think that though.. GMTA you know!!! ha

I'm so happy that the loons are nesting right there at the cabin. How special is that.... Keep us posted.

Hugs,
Betsy

Knatolee said...

How amazing is THAT? A loon nest!!

And I love the ducklings.