A Duck and a Horse

Two horses and a duck.
The duck is very fond of the brown and white horse.

January 6, 2019

When we were scouting for the Matanzas Christmas Bird Count, we stopped to talk to a property owner to request permission to bird on his property.  He was very nice and gave us permission.  We chatted for a bit and the property owner told us about his animals.  In that discussion, he mentioned that he had a horse with a duck friend.  The duck wants to be by the horse and is unhappy if he can’t be by his horse friend.

On the day of the Christmas Bird Count, we saw the horse and duck when we went to the property to bird.  We had to stop birding for a while just to watch as the duck made sure to stay close to the horse.  As you can see from the picture above, the field is currently a lovely place for a duck.  I’m not sure how the horses feel about all that water.

Below are a few pictures from the last several days.

Turtle in Matanzas State Forest
Towhee in Matanzas State Forest
Pine Warbler in my backyard
Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow in my backyard
Common Ground-Dove in my backyard

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