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Duck TV

February 6th, 2013

Mr Chiots and I have this little round window in our dining room. I have a deep distaste for round windows, but that’s another story for another day. This window perfectly frames our garage/barn, which is where the ducks lives at the moment. We find ourselves often pausing to look out this window as we walk to and from our office, checking to see what the ducks are doing. Having ducks is more entertaining that having TV. You never know what you’re going to get when you stop to look out this window.
Duck TV
Sometimes there will be ducks scaling the Mt Everest of snow piles, other times you’ll see 7 ducks flapping their wings attempting flight. A week ago we got a good laugh when they chased a squirrel from the yard. This is better than cable and much cheaper too!

What sources of entertainment have you found outside your windows?

11 Comments to “Duck TV”
  1. Brenda on February 6, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Very cute, but wow, it looks cold!

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  2. Marina C on February 6, 2013 at 6:56 am

    The only thing that I like less than a round window is the octagonal one that we had at the inn! Why is there no Feng Shui to these windows?
    The ducks are cute, will they lay eggs for a while before they become food?

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  3. Corrie on February 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Bird feeders. It’s like Grand Central Station.

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  4. pinepod on February 6, 2013 at 9:55 am

    We can actually watch our Muscovy ducks on TV though since our surveillance cameras are on a monitor plus we can watch on our TV in the living room and we can also watch on any computer.

    It is fun watching our Great Pyrenees have a good time in the snow!


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  5. Johanna on February 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

    As much as I dislike their greediness (they eat all of the birdseed when we put it out!) I have to admit that watching the squirrels running around our neighborhood is extremely entertaining!

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  6. Nebraska Dave on February 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Susy, my entertainment out the window is watching the kids of the neighborhood acting out their favorite super hero. Sometimes with costumes the band of warriors keep the neighborhood safe from the evil villains of the world.

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  7. anno on February 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Watching ducks is grand entertainment around here, too, although when it is windy, ours do not venture out much. I also enjoy watching the choreography of our neighbor’s horses playing together in their pasture. The best performance, though — never repeated, unfortunately — was when their one cow got loose and went romping away through the open field while the farmer chased after it with a feed bucket. Truly, that was the happiest, most mischievous cow I’ve ever seen.

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  8. Robin on February 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Not really entertaining but interesting: I was working at my desk by the window when the birds at the feeding station burst into the air, some bouncing off the window. A hawk or falcon I haven’t yet identified swooped in, caught a chickadee in the air, and flew off into the trees. Before that, I watched dogs treeing red squirrels and lots of birds back and forth to the feeders.

    I lose track of time when I watch my ducks. They’re so darned fun!

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  9. Joy Giles on February 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Here’s an idea for your window. Get a large enough picture frame and round cut matte to frame in the window. Thus, a moving and ever changing picture. Harry Potter movie type living pictures.

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  10. Natalie on February 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Occasionally deer or a hawk. We live on several acres that is mostly a field, so we sometimes can watch the hawk hunting.

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  11. Norma on February 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Definately the magpies! They are wonderful! Complex families(10 or more) and pecking orders and they live a very long time, so you can watch for decades…the new brood are noisey and demanding food from mum, the teenagers sick of being bossed are unrulely and pinch my plant labels, and play with anything. The old man who just is oblivious to it all and has a cool relaxed attitude to it all……been there done that….ha
    I have bird baths and welcome them, and in return get wonderful entertainment, great pest control in the vegie patch and they love cockroaches that I catch.
    Ducks are great to watch too!

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