Tag Archives: ducks on the Concord River

The Merry Month of May

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Yup, it’s true. Today is May first. April went by in a dizzying blaze of dryness. We’re on a water alert here in Billerica and my Concord River is low. I’m not complaining (If it seems that I am, I’m … Continue reading

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Blessed Ostara

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It’s time! It’s here! Let the trumpets sound. Spring has arrived to the Concord River. Or, as Margaret Wise Brown wrote in her iconic book, Pussy Willow: When the pussy willows happen …then it is spring. The pussy willows are … Continue reading

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Just five minutes more … pleeeeease!

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I couldn’t wait! I had to know. But the cries at the chills that passed through the tender shoots made me sad. I’m referring to the perennials and bulbs that have started to reach for the sun. But the poor … Continue reading

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Ain’t no lie ducky, bye, bye, bye!

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Chew and screw (that too!) is what they do. About a billion ducks arrived two days ago, blocking the sun with their dark wings. They stayed for a couple of days eating my cracked corn, enjoying a little copulation (yes, … Continue reading

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Home Movies

Grab some popcorn and a cold drink. It’s time for some home movies. The ducklings have grown up so fast. Let’s take trip a down memory lane and revisit their baby movie from earlier in the season. How about when … Continue reading

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Give me your huddled masses yearning to breath free!

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“The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” I’m sure Emma Lazarus wasn’t referring to Mallards, but here on the Concord River, anything goes. Like a hen who’s been wobbling around with an enlarged foot due to fishing line with entangled … Continue reading

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Let’s get this party started!

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All invitees are in attendance and it’s time to parteĆ©! First on the list of guests are the hummingbirds! They took their sweet time getting here, since the migration map had them in my area two weeks ago. But, now … Continue reading

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Tails of the river!

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Ellen DeGeneres isn’t the only one who got to judge an amazing award show in 2014. After the intense eating competitions of winter, the ducks paired-off and worked to establish their breeding territories. The judging came down to three hearty … Continue reading

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