Dapper Dabbler

22 Jan

As part of the Ducks in a Row Series (apparently) I had taken this photo of a mallard drake just kind of strutting his stuff among the flock.  He has a look of pride that I found to be irresistible.  A Mr Look at Me Now –kind of duck strut.  Standing tall and proud.


What I found to be quite amusing was settling on a title for this  – Do the Duck Strut, Dapper Drake, Mr Handsome, Duck Strut, Dapper Drake Dabbler.

Mallards are a dabbler ducks after all!

And here is likely why I love ducks.  My Mother used to sign this song to me as a child… and I have sung it with my children!  Very happy memories… my daughters added the quacking 🙂

Little ducky dawdle

Went wading in a puddle

Went wading in a puddle so small – says he it does not matter

How much I splash and splatter

For I’m just a duckie after all

Quack quack

3 Responses to “Dapper Dabbler”

  1. jenn January 31, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Aww, I love his waddle! Such an endearing angle to choose to paint a duck!

    • Helen Shideler January 31, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

      Yeah-thanks-I hadto chase hiom for awhile to get this!


  1. Duck Hunting - Helen Shideler Fine Art - June 18, 2013

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