I thought I’d experiment with a new weekly feature on this blog: Flock Friday. I will try to post a selection of photos related to the assortment of avians around the homestead each Friday. Can’t let the cats have all the fun of a weekly feature!
For now, I’m just adding the pictures in chronological order. In the future, I might group by kind or something.
Let’s start with the chicks; one flew onto the waterer:
Better seen animated; here’s a GIF:
We just got a couple of new feeders for the wild birds (the second from the left, and the rightmost); both are squirrel-proof, so they close when a weight is on them, which will hopefully also stop the pigeons from cleaning them out:
On to the ducklings; I got a new paint roller tray that seems to work better; easier access, and more capacity for swimming:
Here’s a pond cam shot of me spending time with the ducklings:
Big enough for all of them for now… but not for long!
Another wild bird (swallow, I think) drinking from the pond by swooping low over it, dipping its beak in:
It’s nice to be able to spend time with the ducklings and feed the fish at the same time:
Another visitor to the pond, the heron:
Last night the heat lamp in the duck house burnt out just after this:
Fortunately, the ducklings were all fine; they’re old enough now, and it wasn’t excessively cold last night, that it wasn’t too cold for them.
I changed the lamp with a spare as soon as I saw it was out (and have ordered more spares):
Back to the chicks:
Let’s not forget the older chickens, too:
Finally, let’s wrap up with more of the ducklings:
Any more treats?
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