Some hummingbirds, ducks, chickens, a jay, and even a cat. Plus some sad news. It’s Flock Friday.
Seven hungry hummingbirds on a rainy day:
Did you see the slow motion video of the hummingbirds?
A time-lapse animated GIF of ducks having breakfast:
Ducks on the edge of the lawn:
Sassa standing tall and stretching her wings:
Ducks on the lawn; I love Rémy’s green head:
On the lawn:
A wide-angle shot of the ducks, with the brown gazebo and two chicken coops in the background:
Sassa flapping her wings again:
A cheeky Steller’s Jay in the duck house:
Ducks in the pond:
Concluding my recent saga on the ChickenGuard pop door opener for the new chicken coop, I bought and installed a replacement unit, so it now works reliably, at last. While this has been quite a hassle, I’m very pleased with the customer service of the manufacturer — they were very responsive in trying to help, and even sent a front panel (with electronics) and another motor, at no charge, even after I told them I replaced it, so I’d have a spare:
Speaking of the chickens, here are some pictures of damp and scraggly chickens, still going through their annual molting:
Merida in a nesting box:
Back to the ducks; you may have seen some of these on my personal blog:
Clara showing off her wing:
Ducks on the lawn:
Heading back to the pond:
I mentioned sad news… it’s Sven. I discovered him floating dead at the back of the pond yesterday morning. Looking at my cam footage, it looks like he died on Wednesday. No sign of injury or attack, so my best guess is that he may have choked on something. So now we’re down to 12 ducks; 3 male, 9 female. We have that many to allow for attrition, but it still makes us sad when we lose one.
Think seven hummingbirds was a lot? How about ten:
A GIF from that Live Photo; can you spot all ten?
I moved one of the cameras in the new coop:
Ducks in the rain:
Paladout investicated the duck house:
Eww, that isn’t food:
The ducks were very curious too:
Finally, a summary GIF of 116 photos from this week (excluding the GIFs and a few others). Including as a link instead of embedding, since it’s fairly large.