Zoom zoom… today I zoom in on some of the ducklings, and remind you (and me!) of their names.
4x ducklings; this Betty the Buff:
One of the two Khaki Campbells, named Clyde or Cora (I’m not sure which this one is; the gender will be more apparent once a bit older). Check out those growing wing feathers:
The other Khaki Campbell; if I had to guess, I’d say this is Clyde, and the previous picture is Cora, but could be the other way around:
This is Sven, the male Blue Swedish:
The female Blue Swedish, Sonja:
One of the two Rouen boys, Raoul or Rémy (the other was hiding):
Betty and Bert having a conversation, perhaps about how both of their bills are so dirty (ducks aren’t the cleanest when out of the water):
Living in a rural area, we frequently get deer visiting our property. I don’t take pictures of them all the time, but have accumulated a few, so I thought I’d post some recent ones.
(We used to get elk too, though they stopped when neighboring properties were developed.)
From a month ago, a deer munching grass in front of our beehives:
Near the apple trees behind the workshop:
You may have seen these on my personal blog, of a doe and a couple brand-new fawns:
From a couple of weeks ago, just hanging out by the aforementioned apple trees, watching me as I went past:
A few days ago, a nighttime graze right in front of the beehives cam:
A couple of days ago, grazing on plants in the traffic circle of our driveway:
And that’s why we don’t have tulips anymore. When choosing plants, deer resistance is always one of the criteria, though they don’t always read the labels.