Things that Quack

Hubby and I walked the dog round the park this afternoon, taking the last two slices of an old loaf for the ducks.
We were extremely popular as the water has frozen over again, and Hubby counted 88, yes eighty eight birds, and that did not include three opportunist seagulls, 2 moorhens and four Canada geese (the others hadn’t come back yet)

Made me think of collective nouns (see video) and I put this together, though I didn’t get them all in.

A flock of ducks is quite lame,
But then what’s actually in a name?
Fat or thin, big or small,
Fourteen collective nouns in all.
The logical best for ones that quack
I found out today is called a Twack.
Also referred to as a Pump
Another name is a Plump.
Some are made to make you blush,
But ducks are also known as a flush.
Things may not be as they seem
When referring to a team,
Be careful too about name dropping,
These birds come also as a dopping.
Some say they call them a Paddling,
But then again, they are a Badling
‘You’re joking, right?’ I hear you shout.
Nope, here you go, you can check it out.

Photos from last year (2018)


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Things that Quack

  1. When the water is frozen I realized that fresh water is more

  2. ellem63 says:

    I’ve never thought about this before … you’ve got me wondering if other species of birds are blessed with so many names! The poem is clever. 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    As my Fibbing Friday offering was about collective nouns, I remembered I wrote this last year about how many collective nouns there are for ducks, so I thought it was worth a reblog. You will see that none are listed in today’s FF post.

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