Wednesday, 14 April 2010

More babies

You won't believe this but we have another twelve baby ducks. This time by one of our white ducks... the little darlings hatched out this morning. The nest was close to the house and we have been giving it a wide berth for a few weeks now, espeacially as the mom duck has a go at us if we venture too near. I first spotted them in the swimming pool having a good drink and then they couldn't get out so in spite of the mom assuming I was trying to hurt her babies I managed to get them all out and she waddled off with all of them behind her to our lake which is a good 100 yards away. I followed her down, and it was lovely to see the male duck coming over to greet them. I swear he looked really excited. While she was on the nest he used to come up to visit her and then go back down to the lake to have his way with the other females!! Tonight they are all now settled on the lake and looking a very happy family.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

New Babies

We have some new arrivals, I was standing at the window looking towards the lake when I saw a mallard duck wandering across to the creek with a bunch of ducklings behind her. I dashed out with my camera and did a head count. Thirteen brown ones and three little yellow ones. I think she must have been mating with our white ducks as well as her own kind. One of the little yellow ones got stuck in the ditch, so I picked it up to send it on its way. I couldn't believe how fragile it felt. Isn't it the cutest little thing.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

11th April 2010

Sunday morning, for once the sun is shining, bringing with it the promise of spring. As I look out my window I see the daffodils in bloom along with the blossom on the trees. A robin is scurrying about in the bushes looking for worms, it such a joy to see the signs of summer approaching after such a long wet winter.

We are out for Sunday lunch today with our daughter and grandson, no cooking hurrah!!