We have very few ducks left at Botany Pond, and the ones we know come and go sporadically (we know not where). Honey and Prince Charming are the most regular (Dorothy seems to have vanished), but other familiar ones show up too, though we never have more than six or seven. On Friday we stop feeding for good as the nights are going to be in the thirties, so it’s migration time. (The duck migration season is late this year.)
I’ll have one more substantial post with photos and videos, but here are a few photos of what I call “The Royals”
Honey, my beloved hen:
Her consort Prince Charming, in all his glorious raiment:
The bonded pair, soon to head south:
And as the leaves turn, so the ducks’ thoughts turn to the Mississippi Flyway and their overwintering grounds. I hope to see Honey next March:
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I very much hope to see Honey too. In Schiphol waiting for my flight to Kenya and hopefully to collect a few more readers’ photos for your website too. I have an aged, nervous and affectionate cat waiting to greet me.
Fly safe, Honey and friends.
Any idea where Honey spends the winter? You said the Mississippi flyway, but I’m wondering if my friend John in Brownsville could be feeding her from his deck on the resaca.
I really have no idea; I’m just guessing.
…does this mean rabbit season is about to begin…?
Beat me to it!
I was going to comment “wabbit season!”
Loved that last photo. Safe travels duckies! 🦆
What a sweet love story. They make a great couple.
Beautiful photos – best wishes to the ducks for a safe return in the spring.
I hope they return in spring and you continue writing about them!
Wishing them all a safe migration. See you next year, Honey.
It is duck migration season: