My blog is having issues with uploading images via WordPress at present, so I uploaded these via FTP instead. Shouldn’t make any difference, just a bit more work. Every time I have issues with WordPress, I’m a little more tempted to write my own blog engine. How hard could it be? (Famous last words.)
Let’s start with some sad news: after not losing any ducks for months, we seem to have lost one: we haven’t seen Cora for a few days. I haven’t seen a body either, or any sign of an attack, so it’s a bit of a mystery. I did look around to see if she’s nesting, but didn’t see any sign, and would have expected to see her occasionally. So I assume something grabbed her.
That leaves us with six females and five males. That ratio is getting worse.
Anyway, on with the pictures. Here’s the floating island with some ducks and eggs:
Ducks on the bank:
Ducks on the grass, with Rory on our evening rounds. She doesn’t go after the ducks; here, she is more interested in sniffing the deer poop than even looking at them:
Peeking at some ducks in their house:
On the pond:
Bert on the ramp into the duck house:
The ducks on the lawn near the chicken runs, with some chickens visible:
The two chicken coops:
Some chickens inside the new coop:
The ducks are venturing a bit further afield; here they are in the grove of trees behind the brown gazebo, and looping around it: