I just refilled the hummingbird feeders, so the one by the house was still swaying, but that didn’t put off a hungry hummer. Plus more on the other feeder.
This morning I set up the kiddie pool in the duckling run again. The new ducklings were excited to swim and dive in it, having gotten used to it in their evacuation trailer pen.
A couple slow motion clips of a Rouen duckling spreading her waterproofing oils and dunking her head, then a normal speed (though seems sped up after the slow-mo) clip of three ducklings enjoying the pool.
A couple of clips of the ducklings today: eating kale treats, and being cooled off in misting from the hose.
I put out whole peanuts in a tray for the jays each morning.
When giving the ducklings their kale treats this morning, instead of ripping it into small pieces and tossing it to them as I usually do, I just held some and let them pull off bits.
Today I reassembled the fenced run for the latest ducklings. I got a bunch of pictures that will be in today’s ducklings blog post. Here are two clips: playing in the mud, while Betty quacks at them, plus using the paint tray pool.
The new two-week-old ducklings have quickly become enthused at going in the paint tray pool. This is the morning of their second day with the pool, with all of them in it at once. They won’t all fit for long, but in a couple of weeks they’ll have a larger outdoor pool.
Today I introduced the latest ducklings to leafy treats, which they immediately loved.
Watch our newest ducklings eating and drinking while peeping, with the older ducks quacking in the background… then cut to the older ducks eating, which is quite the contrast.