Two ducks for Tuesday

We still have all 17 babies, but they’re hardly babies any more. They’re at the end of their scruffy teenager stage, with just a bit of down on their butts, and their adult feathers coming in. This is the stage when I think they look most like dinosaurs. Look at those oversized reptilian feet!

And yes, they’re scruffy, but I love them nonetheless. And in another month they’ll spread their stubby wings and FLY!


  1. Ian Clark
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    This pair have been visiting our pool for a swim almost every day for the last 2 weeks. [Image.jpeg] Ian

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  2. rickflick
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Scruffy but lovable.

  3. Posted June 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    They grow up so fast!!!!!

  4. Barbara Radcliffe
    Posted June 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on another year of successful duck farming!

  5. Posted June 9, 2020 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Seems like just a few days ago that they were an interesting mixture of baby fuzz/spiny feathers and the rapid deployment of adult feathers. Doesn’t seem possible that the ducks in your photos here are from the brood.
    However, look at the feathers on the head? Kind of a crew cut.

  6. Posted June 10, 2020 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Awe, that is so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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