Wednesday: Duck report

June 27, 2018 • 2:45 pm

There may not be duck reports for several days: although I will continue feeding them, I won’t have time to post as I’ll be entertaining visitors. We shall see. In the meantime, the little ones are getting big and ducklike, and even their wings seem to get bigger every day.

The postprandial procession this morning: Honey is usually in the lead but this time she’s bringing up the rear. Eight—count them, eight—ducklings.

Look how big their wings are! And they seem to be flapping them more often, too. On a day not too far away, they’ll flap them and take off.

The usual melee at bathtime, with Honey standing guard:

18 thoughts on “Wednesday: Duck report

      1. The same with a pair of white storks I observe: they bring up one or two chicks every summer, but there is never competition around the nest in the next spring, always one pair comes and settles.
        (There was another pair before, they died. I wonder whether one of the current tenants is their child.)

        1. You have to get ornithologists to ring them… but I suppose that is hard with such big birds without hurting them?

          1. I guess so. I used to go birding with members of our society for protection of birds, and nobody ever attempted to ring a stork, or even discussed it!

            1. What an interesting nest! Thank you for sharing! They look like they might be about the size of a heron.

  1. A most welcome respite from having the calamities of the day shoved in one’s face.

    The photo of the flotilla of little ones sailing toward the lily pads reminds me of little children I sometimes see on walking field trips from school. They’re usually paired up two-by two and are instructed to hold hands,but soon the orderly pairs uncouple,the line gets ragged and the teacher says something like “Girls and boys, hold your partner’s hand and walk two abreast, don’t run, don’t jump around.” I think Honey’s given up with that sort of thing.

  2. After 3 days will we even be able to tell them apart from Honey! I’m exaggerating, but not a lot.

  3. Husband and I began re-watching the Sorpranos series last night. Must say, I thought of you during that first episode! Hope you’ve seen the first episode, even if watching the series doesn’t interest you.

    Men and their ducks!

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