For this week’s Flock Friday, ducks being cute, chickens being broody, and a heron eating a couple of our fish (grrr).
The ducks greeting me by the chicken coop again:
Chickens enjoying rice treats:
You may have seen this picture on my personal blog: the ducks on the temporary bridge over the pond waterfall stream:
A GIF of the ducks leading me down the path:
Paladout walking in front of the camera by the pond:
Five eggs in a nesting box in the new coop:
And another five in a nesting box in the old coop; they’ve been averaging about a dozen a day recently:
Martha is still being broody (and rather fluffy here):
Buffy on the bin edge when I opened it to give them mealworms:
A GIF of a heron landing in the pond:
A still image of the heron; such elegant birds (not!):
While the heron is interesting, it isn’t welcome, as it feeds on frogs and fish. This week, the heron caught two of our smallish fish.
Here’s a GIF of the heron catching a koi, I’d guess at least a couple of years old:
A still of that:
And a second smaller koi:
The ducks are always curious, but the heron chased them when they got too close (another GIF):
When I saw the heron, I went out there to chase it off, but all of that was in less than five minutes.
Finally, there are now three broody chickens, all trying to fit in the same box: