Lots of activity with Betty’s ducklings today!
We start with some GIFs and pictures from yesterday afternoon.
An animated GIF of a duckling going into and out of the dish under the feeder tube:
Duckling in food dish:
A photo of Sonja half-buried in her nest:
Me adding a duckling food dispenser:
A photo of Betty and four ducklings; I later saw a total of six:
A GIF of Betty gathering in a duckling with her wing:
A GIF of Betty flapping her wings; it’s good to stretch:
A GIF of ducklings exploring the food:
A GIF of ducklings eating:
A picture of ducklings eating:
Ducklings about to explore the ramp:
Betty chasing the ducklings back inside:
A GIF of Betty chasing off another duck, as one of the ducklings was exposed in the middle box:
A GIF of Sonja moving around in her nest, and ducklings exploring:
A GIF time-lapse:
Ducklings by the door:
A GIF of Betty and her ducklings going into Sonja’s nest:
A GIF of Betty and her ducklings heading out the pop door on the way into the pond:
A bunch of pictures of Betty and ducklings on the ramp then their first swim in the pond, with other ducks nearby (thanks to Jenn for capturing most of these):
Check out the video on YouTube, if you haven’t already.
One of the ducklings was struggling, looking like it might drown, so I fished it out of the pond and put it back in the duck house:
I put it in Sonja’s nest, as I noticed another duckling in there, probably from when Betty went into that nest:
Here you can see Sonja and one of the ducklings:
The other four ducklings took a breather on the edge of the pond, while Betty was quacking nearby:
Hopefully the ducklings won’t overtire themselves, and will be able to find their way back into the duck house tonight, or some other safe place.
Stay tuned for more updates!