(the kind that drop poop from the sky), with a post about birds I do like.
No, it's not "duck week" here on the Gondola Blog,
I just thought it might be nice to balance things out.
A while back I snapped this shot of a momma duck leading her babies across the canal.
They crossed in front of my gondola, probably worried they might get run over, but I'd never run over ducks - especially the tiny ones.
This momma had her work cut out for her with what I think were a dozen little ones.
Here's a close-up:
Everyone I take out on the gondola loves ducks.
Many wish they could feed them, but I tell them not to worry because the ducks in Newport have "mastered the art of looking cute enough to get a free lunch", and they have.
I know one gondolier who brings a box of cereal out on the boat for his passengers to feed the ducks. I'd like to do the same, but I always seem to have more important things to worry about as cruise times approach.
Ducks, I love 'em,
and so does Roberto in New Orleans (see "AFLAC").