Thursday, January 23, 2014

Just Ducky


Since the Japanese Garden is close to my house, I took a drive over there on Sunday to take a quick walk.  I found all the ducks quite active jumping in and out of the water and flying from one side of the lake to another and then landing in the water with a skidding and splashing action that was fun to watch.


There was also lots of koi feeding going on.  In fact, every time I'm there I see lots of people feeding the fish.  

No wonder they are so plump!

14 comments:

William Kendall said...

A very distinguished looking drake!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Koi fish did not inherit the gene for good table manners.

Lowell said...

Great shot of that beautiful mallard.

We've got a pond at Sholom Park loaded with Koi. People stop to feed them. A large blue heron awaits. And waits. Until the koi surface for the food and then suddenly it is there, koi in mouth, flying off a bit to enjoy his meal.

Kate said...

Another wonderful place to visit in Phoenix. All three photos are terrific, I esp like the color and shapes in the pond. Interesting discovery, I quickly checked Google to see if Koh is the correct term for the fish by going to Como Park Conservatory and found one of MY photos of them. This is the second time that I noticed the park using my image without permission; I should notify them; even tho they credit my blog site, I don't like the liberty they take with the photos. Has this happened to you with this garden or the Botanical garden?

Kate said...

Oh, dear! It should be Koi!!

LONDONLULU said...

Super ducky and super shot! I also love those colorful koi, I grew up with easy access to a large koi pond and the sight of them always brings back lovely memories:)

Judy said...

what a proud looking duck! Seems like a feeding frenzy was going on with all those fish.

RedPat said...

That's a load of fish, Sharon!

glenda said...

Colors on that duck are great!

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

I wish I had visited there on our brief sojourn in Phoenix. But I'll have to make a point to go one of these days. Maybe I'll see YOU there!

Jack said...

Traffic jam!

Randy said...

That's a big bunch of fish.

llandudnopictures said...

Those are very well fed fish!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful shot of the duck, is it a Mallard? just love the green on his head and yellow beak. You take super shots of the Koi Sharon, mine never seem to come out nicely at all.