I never knew that there could be a duck that purrs. Heading out on a duck expedition today, I confess I was desperate and headed to the infamous Wall of Shame in Cambridge, Maryland. I had been there last year and had a glorious time with the ducks.
Knowing that the price of admission was whole kernel corn for the ducks, I headed out early towards The Wall of Shame.
I wanted ducks, and boy ducks did I find!
While enjoying the ducks, I began to hear some purring. Now wait a minute…aren’t I looking at water? There aren’t any cats around here. And then I figured out who it was. It was an American Wigeon girl that was purring to her boyfriend. If you want to hear her purr, click here and play the Female call (with brood)
A majority of the American Wigeons breed in the boreal forest, while wintering throughout the southern United States, and on the Chesapeake Bay. The girls get their pick of boys as several males will pursue one female and may the best man win.
The boys are pretty cool looking with a green streak on their heads.
Listening to these ducks, perhaps I should start learning how to speak in their language. Maybe the Duck Dynasty boys can teach me something.
SO! now the ducks are learning from the cats huh? dang, what’s this world coming to lol 😛
I know..ducks that purr..eagles that giggle. What is the world coming to??
Won’t be long before we’ll be hearing a roaring mallard and a swan running for election, you watch! 😛
Aren’t they already here in the U.S.?
Oof, you are right, how on earth did I miss that XD
Oh yeah baby!
Wow I am really envious of this, that was a lot of ducks, great photo’s and read too!!
Thank you so much Jim, and great to meet you. Funny thing I just learned. All my birding photog buddies showed up at the wall of shame today after I left. Guess I had a good idea!
Great site too Bella, I liked the copyright notice too, great idea, so looks like I will be working on mine soon.
It’s a start, but doesn’t stop people from downloading your images randomly. It has given people info on how to contact me if they want an image for publishing or use.
I also include the copyright info on the metadata of the image through Lightroom.
Oh wow so many ducks, I don’t think I have ever seen so many before. Amazing Emily, brilliant photography as always as well.
It truly was a huge group of ducks. The most I’ve seen all winter. They’ve been hard to find this year. Thank you so much Leanne. 🙂
So many ducks! It looks like they all were running from you at once. 😉 Really cool shot, guess it works sometimes when they run away.
Now those Wigeons are some…interesting ducks. That purring is not so cute, lol, I felt like I should be watching a silly cartoon. I’d have to agree with the description that their whistles sound like squeaky toys. That makes them that much better dog magnets!
Cool post, thanks for sharing. 😀
They totally ran from me when I got up to leave. They didn’t like movement, but didn’t mind a bit if you just sat there. Go figure.
I guess that’s survival instinct in action, you’re cool if you don’t move – no reason to think you’re going to attack yet.
An amazing collection of ducks, never seen them like that. I wonder mif all ducks can purr as well.
Can’t say I’ve heard any other duck purr, just the wigeon. I really enjoyed seeing these ducks and are special to me. Thank you so much Ben.
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Thanks Kaymyl. I stopped by quickly and liked what I saw, but then had to run off to work. You’re doing great from what I see. Thanks for the visit.
How interesting! I’ve just played those sounds and Beano is looking around for ducks! LoL! 🙂
Oh my goodness ! That is way too funny ! Now you need to find the tape for a Red tailed fox. He’d really freak out!
They are absolutely gorgeous, I’m not too sure how much a duck caller would help me, I don’t think even a bag of feed would get me a flock of ducks…
That is really funny, and many times I feel the same way. The wall of shame is for you then! The ducks won’t mind you a bit. 🙂
Ha ha, I’m sure they wouldn’t!