wings and things

Enjoying the view

on January 29, 2012

 On the left is Guinnea (one of our many Guinnea fowl, all named ‘Guinnea’ for the sake of convenience), and on the right is Tapper (one of our two Muscovy ducks). Now, usually these two breeds don’t associate with each other. There’s no animosity; it’s more a matter of not having anything in common.

So I thought it was quite sweet last night to see them perched together on top of one of the yards, sharing the view of the back paddock, with the sunset nuzzling a few clouds away, a gentle breeze whispering its way through the grass, a lullaby of raindrops … WAIT A MINUTE!!!

The back paddock is where that rotten fox lurks. That’s what they’re watching. They must’ve seen him/her. And, because Guinnea and Tapper have the advantage over some of the gang in the sense that they can fly, I now realise that this is actually a photo of sentry duty and has nothing whatsoever to do with a view!

8 responses to “Enjoying the view

  1. magsx2 says:

    That’s unreal, I love the idea of these 2 keeping a good eye on the fox, they would definitely let the other animals know when it gets too close.
    You have brought a smile to my face this morning, I love the post. 🙂

  2. Johanna says:

    Aaah too gorgeous, but with serious intent. Sentry duty of course! How clever.

  3. meglane says:

    I love your “throw away” lines : “nuzzliing a few clouds away”, and “lullaby of raindrops”.M.L.

  4. bluebee says:

    Sweet – they’re earning their keep

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