Critique Welcomed a duck

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Ivar D. Larsen, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

  2. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Yes, thank you for the remark...:D
     
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  3. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Nice shot. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it's probably an eider. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Or Donald Trump.:D
     
  5. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    No, Donald Trump looks like a clown and talks like a clown, so he can't be a duck.
     
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  6. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    No comment....

    But I am puzzled by the eider, John. I think it is what we call an eidereend (so an eider duck).... It looks like a kind of international name, which is quite rare for animals....
     
  7. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    What little I can make out from the markings makes me think it is a common eider, which, as I'm sure you know, a pretty common sea duck. Hence the "if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck" part of my comment. Even though eiders are sea ducks a few manage to make it to the Great Lakes occasionally. I've also observed them along the eastern seaboard of NA.
     
  8. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

  9. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    So, it's either a eider or a duck....
     
  10. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Both... and... You are a botanist so I'll put it this way. An eider is to duck as a tulip is to lily. That's not a perfect analogy, but close enough.
     
  11. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Better, but still far from perfect analogy. Eider is to duck as wheat is to grain crop. One last one. Eider is to duck as Saab is to car.
     
  12. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Grain? Crop? Sounds like old film days...:p
     
  13. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Did you know that ducks, unlike many other birds, do not have a crop? They do, however, eat crops, mainly grain. I'm not sure whether that means they should like 3200 ASA B&W film. :D
     
  14. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Well seeing all these remarks, I think I'll duck now:eek:
     
  15. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    I am just going to get the flock out of here ...
     
  16. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    So now, after starting all of this with that provocative title, you are going to duck out.
     
  17. John Allen

    John Allen Well-Known Member

    Why bring sheep into it? :confused:
     
  18. Duck's on quack
     
  19. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I certainly did not expect all the folks on the other side of the dam to go haywire on account of this title. Albeit the image, is entirely a different story:D We here in the old world have a more ambivalent and calm attitude to such an image:cool:, as we are accustomed to ducks.:)
     
  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    But I can think of a word that would do instead! ;)

    Nice shot, Ivar. :0
     

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