Tuesday, April 21, 2009

They're Here!!

It was a long Winter...
So we opened the pool a little early this year.
An hour later?
It was sleeting.
But this morning?
Yeah, baby!
The Mental P Mallards are back!
Not even 24 hours after the cover came off!
Do you think he's cleaning?
She is clearly in a supervisory role.
House hunting?
Do we dare let them?

44 comments:

Treasia said...

How funny that they landed so fast in the pool. They are just so cute though. Let them build a nest close and we can watch babies later on.

Living on the Spit said...

Yes...they need to have some mental babies...it will help with the college bound transition.

I want to come and be at your pool all summer!

The Incredible Woody said...

Well, I know where I will be spending my summer!!

imom said...

That is one gorgeous pool! I love the tile work. The ducks however...

Daryl said...

That is too funny .. you are certainly optimistic ...

RiverPoet said...

Wish I could sit by your pool and watch the ducks. Amazing....D

Deb said...

I'm so glad your babies have come home to roost...or swim! Great way to start the season!

asthmagirl said...

You know they're going to lay eggs again! Do you really want to fish eggs out of the bottom of the pool again? You need to borrow Stella!

Decadent Housewife said...

So I wasn't imagining what I saw coming down from the sky yesterday. Sleet - 1. Mallards - 0.

Shawn said...

Oh my! Ducks like chlorinated pools? Who knew?

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

How Precious!
I would love to have a couple of mallards visiting for the summer.
We have ducks next door...but thankfully that's where they stay
BIG Ducks!

Jules said...

Cunfucius say...

...You keep duck in pool,
they make moo shu poop!

I'm just sayin'

Flea said...

YAY! Let them stay! Let them stay!

Trisha said...

It would be adorable to see little baby ducks swimming in the pool but . . . would they let you swim there too?

Ellen said...

Oh you are brave - we're not opening until next month. Of course, you have your "cabana boy" still at home - mine, not for a few weeks.

As far as those ducks, they are mighty good eatin' with a little a l'orange sauce on them. We can have wild game night with the damn groundhog who thinks our pool cover is a bridge.

Nurse Nancy said...

How exciting that they came back...a sign of Spring. Must agree with Jules...two ducks, lots of poop in the pool and in the back yard and around the pool...etc.

Keetha said...

Welcome home duckies!

Linda said...

Sometimes you gotta scoop the poop to enjoy the treasure!

Starwoodgal said...

Sure. Let them stay. :)

Kacey said...

Sleet. How lovely. So over winter... Hm, not sure about all the duck poop around the pool though...

Grandma J said...

Oh this is going to be a wonderful Novella to follow. Just like a real live reality show!

Caution Flag said...

Those are MY ducks, sweetheart! I shooed them off my pool cover last week. I should have known they would find something better...

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

They were just waiting for that cover to come off just like my hummingbirds were swarming Sunday to say "hey nectur plez"! I was going to plant flowers yesterday and then they called for hail storms! Dont you love it!

Sassy said...

Wow they didn't let any grass grow under their feet...did they? Here in Mesa, Az...we are approaching the surface of the sun again...102 today...they would be roast duck here...=0(

Hilary said...

Oh geesh.. that's cute. Chlorine can't be good for those oiled feathers though.. can it?

noble pig said...

I love them but when I think of duck poop in the pool it nakes me gag a bit.

Tracey said...

Wow! They must really like your surroundings. Don't they make a mess?!?

Big Hair Envy said...

OMG! Now I have Open Pool Envy!

Ducks In The Pool Envy? Not so much. GAH!!!

We have been debating when to open ours....it's supposed to be 84 degrees Saturday, and I KNOW I will wish ours was up and running! I think we will err on the side of caution, and wait another two or three weeks :(

May I come over to your place Saturday?

Lover of Life said...

I think they were just hiding and waiting for the pool people to open up!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Yes, I agree that baby ducklings are just what a human empty nester needs. I used to have a pair of mallards who lived in our yard, and they'd eat right out of your hands, very nice ducks.

Geese on the other hand, are from the devil.

So, the pool is open? And we have a hot weekend ahead? I'm on my way.

Snooty Primadona said...

Awwww.... I love quackers. I always loved seeing them in Spring at the lake house, with their little goslings all in a row. Hope their presence made the sleet easier to bear!

Debbie said...

What a sight for sore eyes! Oh this just made my day. I love me some ducks! Especially Mama's!

Donalyn said...

They were waiting you know - what took so long anyway? ;)

Lisa said...

Oh that is awesome. First you get sleet and then ducks. It put a smile on my face!!!

Meg said...

Mmmm Malard Eggs! Wonder what they taste like!

XO
Meg

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Sally's World said...

cute...but who cleans up the poop??? lol!

thevinylvillage said...

How cute! Those ducks are like children--jump right into a pool no matter the weather.

I love the tile around the pool...

Suz Broughton said...

They were just waiting for you to open for business.

Suz Broughton said...

They were just waiting for you to open for business.

Maria said...

Jealous. ;-)

Egghead said...

I can't believe those ducks. Don't they worry about the chlorine bum burn?

Krysta said...

it's like the sopranos...

Employee No. 3699 said...

We've had two ducks hanging around our front yard, but they don't dare venture into the back because of the dogs.

Just so you know, I have major pool envy right now.