Thursday, September 29, 2011

Roadside Encounter

You lookin' at me?
Nothing to see -- keep movin', will ya.
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27 comments:

Ms. A said...

That's a face only a mother could love.

Novice Naturalist said...

Is this a Muscovy? Great, though startling, close up shot!

Martin said...

I don't believe I've ever seen one of these before. Weird and wonderful.

Jinksy said...

Is that hairdo a Mohican, do you suppose?

GrandmaK said...

Well done though I must admit I've never seen this bird before! Have a grand day! Cathy

Brian Miller said...

oh he is intimidating...a mullet and facial tattoos....

June said...

Funny.
Just yesterday I had a roadside encounter with a gigantic white goose. Somebody down at the bottom of the hill must keep them but I've never seen them before. Particularly in the road, where I had to be careful as I passed, so as not to make pâté. She hissed and honked at me. Some thanks!

Kath said...

Well, isn't this an odd duck.

Jean Baardsen said...

Is this one of your wild turkeys? That is a face only a mother could love!!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Oh the sights we see in our part of the world. That is precisely what he seems to be saying. Fabulous shot Vicki.

It's no wonder that we refer to some people as "old birds."
Sam

KarenB said...

A real live Angry Bird! Why, yes, I do have an i-phone and kids who've persuaded me to get that game.

Thanks for the smile!

Mama-Bug said...

Wow what an awesome duck shot! He's wonderful!

R. Burnett Baker said...

He kinds looks pimped out, now doesn't he?

Suz said...

wow what is that? He's gorgeous

Deanna said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Move along, indeed...

Great shot!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Never seen anything like it! You take such great pictures.

Have a great day.

Best
Tracy :)

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

How elegant and exotic, a tribal chief decked out in his own feathers. Have the missionaries begun arriving yet? Jim

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Beautiful -- An intriguing face -- like a Chinese painting. -- barbara

Thérèse said...

You made my day... I needed that.
Must be looking for a good place to hide before Thanksgiving though!

Anonymous said...

We sometimes get Muscovy ducks on our local pond, but seldom as fiercesome looking as that! Great pics. Thanks. Barb R

Louise said...

What the heck? That is one homely duck. Good thing he doesn't think so.

Desiree said...

Not the most beautiful face on the planet, but I'm sure someone loves him/her :)

NCmountainwoman said...

A most unusual face. Almost mesmerizing. I hope you will tell us where the two of you encountered one another.

Vicki Lane said...

This Muscovy duck has been hanging out at the roadside about two miles from our driveway, just above the riverside pasture where I've taken so many pictures of Canada geese. The geese seem to have moved on and I don't know what this duck's story is but he/she is in a place where there's plenty of food for a duck.

I've never seen a Muscovy with a crest like that - I think this is a handsome critter.

June said...

I think you would enjoy seeing some of "your" duck's relatives at Morning Bray Farm. http://morningbrayfarm.com/2011/09/17/a-new-duck-at-morning-bray/

Anonymous said...

That's it! He was flirting with you! (from June's link)

Elora said...

Not sure if I would use the adjective "handsome..." Charitably, I might choose "bizarre!"

Elora