Hi there. It’s me again. Doing the Friday thing.
Ducks in their house:
Paladout (what we call the alien gray cat, if you missed that in the cat updates) visited the ducks one night; they were both startled to see each other, but he wandered off without any drama:
I doubt cats would go after ducks, being similar size. And the ducks were safe behind the fencing around the duck house ramp. I’ve seen them resting there overnight several times.
Ducks exploring the back of the pond:
I went back there, and they looked at me quizzically:
A view of almost the entire pond; you may be able to make out the ducks still at the back:
The heron visited again, and knocked the mobile camera out of alignment (it isn’t permanently mounted, but just resting on top of a boulder, with some bricks loosely anchoring it; one day I’ll buy a permanent one for there). Here it’s just jumped down from the rock:
The heron taking off:
The ducks exploring the grass between the duck house and waterfall. One more place for me to check for eggs when they start laying:
The ducks and fish scooping up treats:
Three ducks, three big koi:
(Yes, the fish are bigger than the ducks.)
The new chickens pecking at some tomato treats:
Chickens through weeds:
Again with tomatoes:
The older chickens with tomatoes:
We have a lot of tomatoes from the veggie garden right now; Jenn is canning 20 pounds or so of them, but the chickens get the split ones, and the ones the bugs got to first… if they’re really lucky, with tasty insect bonuses.
Hanging out with Merida, giving her pats:
Domino and Buffy:
Lastly, a shot of some hummingbirds:
Did you see today’s YouTube video of hummingbirds and a wasp on that feeder?