Selfie with Honey

Every day I think, “This may be the last day I’ll ever see her. She may leave at any moment, life is hard for hen mallards in the wild, and I have no idea how old she is.” And so I took a selfie yesterday.

Some of her molted feathers that I can remember her by, including a prized half-blue feather from the speculum:

UPDATE: She’s still here, and had a big breakfast.



  1. Laurance
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I do hope Honey comes back next year. It’s hard to lose a beloved animal friend. Thanks for posting the selfie with her!

  2. Posted August 23, 2018 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Jerry loves Honey!

    • David Coxill
      Posted August 23, 2018 at 7:57 am | Permalink

      Yes ,he is a big softie .And i bet he has Honey by that Bobby Goldsboro as his ring tone .

      PS ,how are the Squirrels getting on?

  3. busterggi
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I understand completely Jerry but if she doesn’t come back don’t hook up with the first duck you meet. Duck rebound is a bitch.

  4. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Lookin’ a little zaftig, Honey.

    The duck, too.

    (I kid! You’re svelte from the fasting. 🙂 )

  5. Posted August 23, 2018 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Awh! So Cute! Lovely Feathers! What a sweetie! 🙂 ❤

  6. caroline burton
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Every day I think the same – about my beautiful 16 year old female black cat! She’s an indoor cat, so she won’t just wander off one day, but I’ve had several beautiful pet pigeons – 2 were former homing ones who’d been blown off course – who used to come for food every day, until they didn’t, and you do wonder what happened to them. I like to think they’re still living happily somewhere else.

    And perhaps that’s what will happen with Honey. What a beautiful duck she is, and I can quite understand your attachment to her. I hope you share many more happy times together!

  7. JB
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I learned a new definition of “speculum” today… finally getting around to my biology education in middle age. 🙂

  8. Mark R.
    Posted August 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    What an adorable duck! Like you and all your readers, hope she comes back next year.

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