Some more pictures of Betty and her ducklings!
I mentioned in my post yesterday that I put a duckling that was struggling in with Sonja, who was also looking after another of Betty’s ducklings. Here’s a GIF of those two from yesterday afternoon:
Later they joined Betty; here she is next to the duck house with six ducklings (a little hard to see them all, but they are all visible here):
Yesterday evening she led them back into the duck house for the night; there are three visible here:
Though I think one didn’t make it back in, or didn’t survive the night, as we only saw five ducklings this morning. Attrition is a natural part of having ducklings; that’s why the ducks lay 15 or more eggs.
Here are a bunch of pictures of Betty and her ducklings swimming in the pond today:
Jenn captured some pictures of Betty and ducklings on one of the upturned pot islands:
A view from the pond deck, with the other ducks rushing over for treats:
So cute. Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow.