Oct 272011

The other day our dad-guy stopped for lunch at this little coney island place and out in the parking lot was this strange looking birdie.  The dad-guy just happened to have his flashy box with him, and the birdie didn’t mind having his picture taken (he really was strange!).

The birdie had a really funny looking face…all red and bumpy!!  The dad-guy gave him some bread and that birdie gobbled it up!

We’ve never seen a birdie like this before.  So we had our mom google it to find out what kind of birdie it was.  She found out it was a type of Muscovy Duck, which is native to Mexico and Central and South America, but variations can be found everywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

We were mad that the dad-guy didn’t bring the birdie home with him.  We woulda like to have him for dinner…as a guest, of course!!  😉

  32 Responses to “Strange Thing Thursday”

  1. HA! As a guest you say? Um…yes. I understand the breast meat is very succulent and tender. xoxoxoxo

  2. Dat’s an interesting looking birdie. Bet he’d look really pretty sitting on a dinner plate! he he

  3. Do they migrate? Maybe he was stopping for a rest and appreciated the snack your dad provided 🙂

  4. That is a new birdie for us – it looks as though there is plenty of meat for noms there – not that you would even consider even a taste.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. I am not sure but we think our Mom has seen a duck like that somewhere. The poor thing does have kind of funny looking face. He is very interesting looking. We are glad Dad didn’t bring him home too, even as a guest. Hope all of you have a fantastic day.

  6. Nom Nom , oops I mean what a nice birdie 😉

  7. I wonder if the red on his face tastes like raspberry….I mean what a pretty looking duckie!


    xoxo Cory

  8. i’m not a big fan of bird, or a big bird fan, but still, that is one ugly duck.

  9. As a guest! You guys are so funny!
    Poor bird, not a very handsome one and hungry, too! Let’s see..how do I like my duck? Braised, pan-fried or chased around the room? I’ll have to think, hehe!


  10. Yes, that’s a Muscovy duck! Casper’s Mom used to take care of one of those (sadly, Mr. Red-Facey, as he was called, passed away in May of this year). Here’s one of Casper’s posts about Mr. Red Facey: http://caspermom.blogspot.com/2010/07/update-on-red-facey.html

  11. He is both attractive and ugly all in one, isn’t he? Pretty interesting birdie.

  12. How in the world did this bird get to Michigan!!??? I have never seen anything like this before, at first I thought he was a Turkey that was early for Thanksgiving!

  13. mmm duck!! Though he is kind of funny looking…and shouldn’t he be heading south before he freezes his feathers off??? MOL

  14. Duck a l’orange! Nom nom nom!

  15. I bet that duck would have liked you guys for lunch!!! Boy was his face red!!

  16. Mmmmmmm.Baked Muscovy duck with a little dish of sauce on the side.As your esteemed guest of course….

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  17. He is a funny looking fellow! WE wonder if his meat would be bumpy?

  18. What a cute little fella! He probably hangs out there for nice people like your Dad to give him some food. 🙂

  19. That sure is an interesting one!!!

  20. MOL you two crack me up!!! Of course you would have him as a dinner guest..but whatever would you serve him? Great post and a most unusual duck

  21. WOW!! That is a different duck!!
    We have not seen one like that before.
    We saw some common ducks in our yard once 😉
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  22. That would be fabulous dinner ! and if you guys have a chance to play chasing with da birdy before he become the dinner must be fantastic !

  23. Yeah, it is too bad your male human did not bring that duck home. I’m sure he would would have made a great guest of honor! 😉

  24. Too bad you didn’t get a chance to catch, I mean, meet him. We’d be mad and disappointed too!

  25. Next time the Dad-guy needs to invite his new friends home!

  26. As a guest or as a featured dish? We don’t trust you guys one whisker! MOL

  27. dinner guest…yeah right! 😀 that is a very strange looking bird! kind of scary – purrfect for Halloween!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  28. What an odd looking bird.


  29. That is one weird-looking duck. It’s too bad your Dad didn’t invite him home for dinner.

  30. Roast duck is yummy…Oooohh…he’s just a guest? Oh, OK. purrr….meow!

  31. I think he looks very tasty, I mean nice!

  32. Hmm, I finds myself a bit skeptical…I wonders if he would really have been a “guest”?


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