Friday, 9 March 2012

i am dreaming

of this

whilst out walking i came across this


is it wild i ask myself - i have never seen anything like it, how has it survived the uncontrolled hunting season on the island, a little later on the walk i came across another, it had a little more white in the head area.


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  1. It's a "barbarian duck" or that's how I translate its French name... they are usually domestic ones... but some went back to the wild.. I rescued one two years ago... she lives with the chicken...
    You'll soon be able to play in water... lucky you... blue water like this I can only find at the local swimming pool..Filakia pola!

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    1. steph marci beaucoup - :) this one has definately gone wild, never seen any domestic ones of this variety here. its not something eaten much - but thats great to know and im lousy at reasearch.

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  2. the first photo captures light refraction incredibly - makes that splash look painful

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    1. vera its a great little plastic camera with a plastic lens that takes medium format film and is full of surprises, especially with colour -but days where the sea is as flat as that i long for

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  3. sounds like a holga, is it? i had seriously considered purchasing one a few months back for fun.

    p.s i agree, these spam detecting nuisance boxes are ridiculous, i disabled mine in the settings somewhere.

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    1. it isa holga, dont know why i didnt put it in the reply, you should, you really should :)

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  4. Such unbelievably clear water... I am dreaming right along with you...

    We have wild ducks here that are similarly 'multi-coloured' - I think they are the result of wild ducks mating with domestic ducks...

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    1. got to keep that dream strong its practically dark at noon at the moment :)

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  5. What incredible water! The stuff of dreams, right enough. What a splendid chap, I'm so glad no-one's eaten him! We have some strange looking ducks that live near the sea here, which doesn't seem quite right. Perhaps they mated with seagulls?

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    1. that would be an interesting mix wouldn't it?

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