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QuietOne
05-16-2010, 02:19 AM
First brood I've seen this year.
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Mad Aussie
05-16-2010, 02:39 AM
You haven't lived until you've held a duckling in your hands!!!

QuietOne
05-16-2010, 02:46 AM
Mama wasn't interested in letting me get anywhere near that close. The only reason she came as close as she did was because I was in the shade and didn't move, and she wasn't quite sure what I was.

So what do they feel like?

Mad Aussie
05-16-2010, 03:31 AM
So what do they feel like?
You've really never held a duckling?

Holding a duckling is like holding a wish, a dream, but it's alive and real. There's almost no weight, just a feeling so soft and gentle it's like your first kiss or the caress of a summer breeze on your face.
It's like having tenderness itself resting in your palm.

It's a simple thing but I highly recommend it if the opportunity ever arises.

JAS_Photo
05-16-2010, 03:54 AM
Beautiful little duck family and all the kids look so much like Mama!

Greg_Nuspel
05-16-2010, 09:52 AM
You've really never held a duckling?

Holding a duckling is like holding a wish, a dream, but it's alive and real. There's almost no weight, just a feeling so soft and gentle it's like your first kiss or the caress of a summer breeze on your face.
It's like having tenderness itself resting in your palm.

It's a simple thing but I highly recommend it if the opportunity ever arises.

So you are just an old softy MA I knew it. :grouphug:

Marko
05-16-2010, 10:58 AM
Really cute shots QuietOne!


Holding a duckling is like holding a wish, a dream, but it's alive and real. There's almost no weight, just a feeling so soft and gentle it's like your first kiss or the caress of a summer breeze on your face.
It's like having tenderness itself resting in your palm.That was beautiful and you can ALSO use it to sell toilet paper. :laughing: :footinmou

"Holding Aussie super-soft bathroom tissue is like holding a wish, a dream, but it's alive and real. There's almost no weight, just a feeling so soft and gentle it's like your first kiss or the caress of a summer breeze on your face.
It's like having tenderness itself resting in your palm".

Hillbillygirl
05-16-2010, 11:28 AM
Now that there, was hilarious Marko.:highfive:
Yes I see MA is really showing his feminine side lately.

OWLP
05-16-2010, 02:10 PM
Vg captures, like the second one a lot.

Mad Aussie
05-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Yes I see MA is really showing his feminine side lately.
I have many sides ;)



"Holding Aussie super-soft bathroom tissue is like holding a wish, a dream, but it's alive and real. There's almost no weight, just a feeling so soft and gentle it's like your first kiss or the caress of a summer breeze on your face.
It's like having tenderness itself resting in your palm".
You forgot to add ... "Your ass will think you are wiping yourself with a duckling!" :rolleyes:


So you are just an old softy MA I knew it.
Shhhh Greg ... I have a reputation to uphold!! :headslap:

Michaelaw
05-16-2010, 10:43 PM
You've really never held a duckling?

Holding a duckling is like holding a wish, a dream, but it's alive and real. There's almost no weight, just a feeling so soft and gentle it's like your first kiss or the caress of a summer breeze on your face.
It's like having tenderness itself resting in your palm.

It's a simple thing but I highly recommend it if the opportunity ever arises.

Well in spite of MA having a total hormone meltdown I was wondering...Is it safe to hold a duckling? I've read some species will reject an offspring if it has a contaminate smell ie human

I just love tickling MA with the old feather when he's lying on his back with all paws in the air :laughing:

mbrager
05-16-2010, 11:04 PM
The pictures of the ducklings are super. I really liked the first one where there's a symmetry to the group, kind of in pairs. The ensuing discussion...priceless. I'm still laughing.
Mike

Greg_Nuspel
05-16-2010, 11:36 PM
Go to were they raise domestic ducks, same fluffiness, go on have an MA moment.

QuietOne
05-16-2010, 11:55 PM
Go to were they raise domestic ducks, same fluffiness, go on have an MA moment.

I might have to do that. Should be able to find a farm that raises them before they grow up for the season.

MA, I like your description. And Marko's gotta be wrong - I've felt toilet paper, and it doesn't match what you said. :laughing:

Greg_Nuspel
05-16-2010, 11:59 PM
I've felt toilet paper, and it doesn't match what you said. :laughing:

Like the toilet paper ad campaign; We might not be number one but on the whole we're pretty good.

Mad Aussie
05-17-2010, 03:20 AM
Like the toilet paper ad campaign; We might not be number one but on the hole we're pretty good.
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Mad Aussie
05-17-2010, 03:22 AM
Go to were they raise domestic ducks, same fluffiness, go on have an MA moment.
Absolutely. I'm telling you ... as simple as it sounds ... it's an experience everyone should have! They are as soft as a babies sigh and as light as a thought I tell ya!

Mad Aussie
05-17-2010, 03:24 AM
Oh hey ... I should mention before anyone goes ringing the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ... I don't really wipe my butt with ducklings. That was a joke. And Kittens are far more effective anyhow!

QuietOne
05-18-2010, 01:55 AM
Oh hey ... I should mention before anyone goes ringing the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ... I don't really wipe my butt with ducklings. That was a joke. And Kittens are far more effective anyhow!

Errr, don't the claws bother you? Or is it that your stomach isn't the only thing that's cast iron?

Mad Aussie
05-18-2010, 03:53 AM
Errr, don't the claws bother you? Or is it that your stomach isn't the only thing that's cast iron?
No no ... you grab them by the stomach!

kat
05-18-2010, 11:49 AM
Ohh..that shot two is soo cute! What a wonderful catch!

QuietOne
05-22-2010, 02:31 AM
No no ... you grab them by the stomach!

I have a feeling that you won't be introduced to Maxi any time soon.

QuietOne
05-22-2010, 02:32 AM
Ohh..that shot two is soo cute! What a wonderful catch!

Haven't seen them since, darn it! But it's still early in the season.

Mad Aussie
05-22-2010, 02:41 AM
I have a feeling that you won't be introduced to Maxi any time soon.
She's getting a bit big to take into the shower now anyhow!

JAS_Photo
05-22-2010, 02:42 AM
I would not try to capture a wild baby duckling to do the M.A. test on it but should you encounter a baby bird and for some reason need to touch it (as in it fell out of its nest or something like that) it is not likely the parents will reject it unless you do something that also freaks out the parents. But birds have very bad senses of smell and would not reject a baby because it has human scent on it.