Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sleeping With One Eye Open! October 17, 2020

Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 2, 2020
I saw these Mallard Ducks in a quiet spot at Pickwick Lake. I thought they were asleep, but when I enlarged the photo I could see an open eye. I checked several birding sites and discovered that Ducks can sleep with one eye open to watch for predators!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. very nice, i love this scene!
    Have a good weekend, hug Elke

  2. Hello,

    Cute ducks, the one has his eye on you. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care and stay well. Have a great day happy weekend.

  3. Thank goodness we don't have to sleep in such an alert state. Some nights I have a hard time sleeping peacefully!

  4. How funny! Love the photos and it's neat to see something like that when you look at your pics!

  5. You wonder how relaxing it would be to always be on the alert.

  6. Bunny "in cat face" (hope this works)

  7. ...they look like they are huddled together to stay warm!

  8. Love this image. So natural and comforting.

    I thank you for your participation at I'd Rather B Birdin this week as always.

  9. Oh that's really neat, I didn't know that. Great photo!

  10. Even my pet parakeet (had them as pets when I was younger) could sleep that way. Would open one eye if I came by, saw it was me, close it, stay asleep.

  11. How they can be comfortable with their heads tucked back like that is a mystery.

  12. very nice ;) love little surprises like this when we look at our photos


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