We have a delightful man at Ponte a Serraglio who takes care of the wild ducks on the river. Until recently we also had a white duck and a goose. The duck has been around as long as I have been coming to the village, but he died not long ago, leaving just the goose.
Fortunately he has Alighiero to make sure he is not lonely.
I hope you all have at least one good friend like Alighiero. Have a happy and healthy 2014…see you in Bagni di Lucca one day soon.
So sad to hear the white duck died – I used to look forward to seeing him/her whenever I come to BdL
Perhaps we could get another one as a mate for the goose.
What a caring gentleman! We all should take the time to be so caring. I hope Alighiero continues with other wildlife.
He looks after all the ducks that have made Ponte a Serraglio their home…lucky ducks.
We feed the ducks who come to our area of the river and two years ago we also had a goose. We nicknamed him “Pavarotti! As he used to literally “sing” to let us know that he was waiting for his food. The following year he was not there and he is not the one at Ponte a Serraglio. I guess that he must have died…
I wonder how long ducks live. The white one was here at Ponte a Serraglio for ages. He will be missed.
Lovely shots! Happy 2014!
Thnak you. I hope your new year is wonderful.
Great to see…..are the other brown ducks still around or have they flown off to warmer waters?
The wild ducks are here all year. I think they are too well fed to leave.
Sweet friends. Happy New Year my friend!
I hope you have a wonderful 2014, with lots more great photos for us.
And I forgot… Happy New Year to everyone!
Happy new year to both of you. I hope 2014 is kind to you.
That’s so touching .. The goose is so trusting.
The poor goose is not all that bright. He often sits gazing at his reflection in the window of one of the buildings beside the river. I think he needs a feathered friend as well as Alighiero.