Today, the ducklings discovered the joy of swimming.
But first, I liked the color variations of these three cam captures, of the night-vision, early morning, and lighter morning:
Amazing what a difference it makes to the light level just having a vent open.
The traditional morning greeting:
I put the paint tray pool back in the house. Bert took a peek:
They took the bait of treats:
Oooh, it’s wet:
Hey, I like that:
Everybody (almost) in the pool!
An animated GIF of that picture; you can see dunking underwater, and the one at the top of the ramp preening, which helps spread the waterproofing oils:
I’ll continue morning and afternoon supervised swims for the next couple of weeks, until their 5th week, removing the tray before I depart each time. After that, I’ll be able to leave the tray in there full-time. About three weeks after that, at about their 8th week, they’ll be able to go into the pond.