Yes, that’s right: 16 ducklings. So much cuteness!
Betty hatched some ducklings a couple of days ago. Today they took their first swim in the pond.
I recently built a floating island for the ducks, to give them somewhere safer to rest. They seem to enjoy it.
Enjoy a minute of our ducks swimming around our pond, occasionally flapping their wings, zooming, and diving.
Spotted in the feral cat feeder: a spider lowered itself onto a large leaf on the floor, and hoisted it up to the ceiling… but ultimately dropped it. An impressive effort, regardless! This video is at 8x speed.
A time-lapse from the camera by the duck house, showing the ducks swimming around the pond and going in and out of the duck house.
It’s raining today, which doesn’t bother the ducks at all. This time-lapse covers two hours of the ducks swimming around the pond, going onto the bank, and inside the duck house, in just 22 seconds.
Once the first frost of fall brings the veggie garden growth to an end, we let the chickens in there, so they can eat the remaining tomatoes, kale, lettuce, etc, and have fun scratching in the beds for bugs.
Sound up! After refilling the hummingbird feeders, I stood nearby outside and recorded several of them arriving, with the lightsaber-like wing noises and twittering arguments.
The temperatures has been below freezing over the past few days, so our feral cats have been hanging around home more, enjoying their heated shelters. This is a time-lapse from the last few days of inside their main cat house.