It’s currently snowing; some snowy duck and chicken pictures towards the end of this post. Plus some pictures of the ducks using the new island, which makes me happy.
But first, a funny picture of a stretching chicken; such a long neck!
The ducks in the pond:
On the edge of the pond:
To see the new island, I moved the second camera to further back:
This is just a temporary placement, to check that the location works; at some point I’ll mount it more permanently:
The view from that camera, showing the first duck to go onto the island:
Several ducks on the island:
Chickens in the veggie garden:
Chickens with leafy treats:
In a nesting box:
Coming into the coop to get mealworm treats:
Ducks on the lawn:
When approaching the pond, I noticed some ducks on the island; my first non-cam photo of them using it:
Of course, as I got closer, most left it and swum towards me (swum/swam… grammar is hard):
Just Bert left on the island:
It snowed overnight. Here are some ducks on the island, and the older upturned pot islands, with snowy banks:
Ducks going after leafy treats while it snows; they don’t care about the snow:
Yes, the pond hasn’t frozen yet. It takes a while for it to cool down enough, but considering the high temperature today is about freezing level, I expect it to start to freeze in the next day or two.
Here are some ducks sleeping on the ledge at the edge, and some on the island:
Ducks are very cold-hardy, but it’s probably warmer in the water than on land right now.
The chickens aren’t such fans of the snow. They came out to get their treats this morning:
Then headed inside: