The ducks demanded more airtime! So here we go...
This is one of the girls born back in May. She doesn't have a name yet. I'm getting around to it!
Now, remember Warren the Upper Canada Village duck who overwintered with us last year? He went back to the village in May and has been keeping busy impregnating the hens and generally enjoying himself. My friend Tammy visited the village the other weekend and took a couple of pictures of Warren (whose name is actually Vern, but when we got him, we were told it was Warren, so that's what he's known as around here!)
Here he is, swimming in the canal. He looks pretty darn happy!
And here he is with a friend...
...or is that a girlfriend? I think the ducks may be spending the winter with us again this year, but I don't have the final word on that yet!
Here's that pretty little miss from the first photo, going out for a free-ranging session...
And three more of the ducklings from May:
Jimette, "As yet to be named", and Twitchy! For a long time, I thought Twitchy was a girl. Uh, no. He got that name because he had a seizure as a duckling, and it kind of stuck!
And here is one of my favourites (ssshhh, don't tell the others!)...
...Ducky Duddle. He is just super sweet! I handled him a lot as a little one (he was the first-born of the May batch) and he's very tame. He likes it when I scratch him under his chin. Beak. Chin. Neck. Whatever that part is called! Just a nice mellow duck who likes to hang with his peeps.
And here's Tristan chilling with Moishe!
As you can see, the dogs and birds get along very well.
Another of my cutie girls, Karène.
I think Amy Winehouse (who is a he, not a she, oooops!) is boss drake now, but I'm not 100% sure. it's possible Charlie Sheen may still have that title.
Twitchy having a late-afternoon snooze.
...okay, that's not a duck. It's one of the chicks born in June, after Emma Muff hatched out 11 babies from a secret nest in the barn! I'm thinking rooster here; how about you? He's just gorgeous and has a "muff" ("whiskers" sticking out from his cheeks) just like his mama.
In other news, we just got a new couch, of which the cats highly approve. It's a sectional and all four cats can fit comfortably on it, with breathing space between them. Pictures will be taken in the coming days!
Have a great weekend.