Thursday, May 31, 2007

Philly Ducks Day 3

Seen at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Pair of Ducks, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Philly Ducks Day 2

Philly Duck Tours: just like a real duck they're comfortable on land and on sea. (But they can't fly.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Philly Ducks Day 1

Seen at a music store on South Street in Philly:
Patrick Porter's "Die Wandaland" album.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Duck Mascots Abound

Meet the mascot for Adium, another instant message aggregator!

Thanks Mr. Heater!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Duckling Rescue!

These ducklings were trapped in a storm drain under Interstate 25. (where that is, I don't know)

Watch the rescue mission on MSN.

Thanks Yun!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ducks and a Kayak

My good friend Jen was kayaking in her backyard the other day when she spotted a couple of ducks accompanied by their ducklings! Eeeee!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Duck shot by arrow!!

An Arizonian mallard duck was found swimming with an arrow sticking out its feathers! Egads. Luckily the Yuma Fire Dept. came to the rescue, and the stuck duck is under the care of a local vet.

According to the vet, the young female duck was struck in the right armpit. The arrow exited via her left armpit (who knew ducks had armpits, right?) and punctured her poor little lungs and air sacs.

"I haven't actually seen an arrow sticking out of a bird that is still alive, ever," Dr. Cheryl Haugo told the Yuma Sun. She added that the arrow "just missed the really important stuff," such as the heart and spine.

Still, it wasn't all happy news--the duck sustained a broken wing and can no longer live in the wild. "She will never be able to fly again," Haugo said.

The as yet unnamed duck is currently in rehab at Haugo's home.

Image via:

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ducks in Maine Have Their Own Waterparks

What's the flap all about? A mallard duck beats the water out of its wings after enjoying a dip in a pond in Portland, Maine. Photo credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP/File

"When the river ice thaws, we are witnesses to a veritable celebration of ducks. It's as if all these different species have agreed to appear at precisely the same moment, their sole intention being to put on a fashion show of diverse colors and habits."

The ducks fly upriver a bit and then set themselves down where the current is the swiftest. Anton and I watch as they barrel along, shooting past us like contestants in a high-speed beauty contest. When they arrive where the water has calmed, they fly back to the rapids for another go.


Friday, May 18, 2007

Raising the Home Duck Flock

Some Friday reading. Get it on Amazon for three bucks.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

This Duck Will Never Get You Lost

A ducky compass from Pittsburgh! Thanks Rini--you rawk.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Site of the Week: Live Ducks

Got a pet duck? Then is the site for you. They got all the info on taking care of your web-footed friend--and even a live duck cam!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Duck-Billed Platypus

Whoa! According to Animal Planet, the male platypus has poisonous glands embedded in his thighs. Talk about killer thighs!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Urban Dictionary Defines Duck

Urban Dictionary's Definition #1: "A duck is a wholly wonderful creature. They also say 'quack'"


Friday, May 11, 2007

Ducks for Dogs!

"JPI AKC Mallard Duck is a fantastic noise dog toy that honks when squeezed."

--The Puppy Shop

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Quacking You Up

Here's joke for ya:

Q.What Has Webbed Feet And Fangs?

A.Count Quackula

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Rubber Ducky Regatta

Reader's Digest listed the Cincinnati rubber ducks among the quirky, amazing and truly extraordinary in their Best of America issue. I couldn't agree more!!

(At left is a picture of tens of thousands of ducks being dumped in the river.)

I must start one of these in NYC. (As soon as they get rid of all the raw sewage that accidentally made its way into the Hudson.

More on the regatta.

Thanks Mike S.!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Mmmmm, Pond Scum. . .

Taken at Central Park on Sunday.

Thanks Carol!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Fuzzy Duck

Don't know what this is about.

Find out here.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Bath Time With Ernie

Ernie loves rubber duckies! (they're the one.)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Virginia Tech Gunman Liked Rubber Duckies!

Oh no! What does this mean? The Smoking Gun (ironic much?) found old eBay orders that Cho Seung-Hui placed in 2006. Apparently he bought about 37 ducks from the same (duck?) dealer.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Duck Vs. Dog

Who will win this battle of wills? Duck or dog? Find out in just 43 seconds on YouTube. Also, be sure to check out this fascinating article about ducks and their naughty bits. (Also on Slate.)

Thanks Whitney!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

A Morbid Duck

Egads! This duck is just plain evil! Yet also amusing.

Via: OhGizmo!

Shout outs to Corinne and Phoenix.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Cheeky Duck of New York Botanical Garden

From my good friend Carol:

Met this duck at the New York Botanical Garden Saturday. He was following his wife, then spotted me and walked right up, assuming incorrectly that I would feed him. When I showed no sign of tossing food his way, he turned tail(feathers) on me.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ducky Bands!

In honor of May Day, I give you ducky-shaped rubber bands. Get your own for $5.99 from Pure Modern.

Source: Weird Hunter

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