Yesterday the temps were up to 21C. The Spring Peepers were singing their song and the ducks were enjoying the fine air.
Then today, wham! 4C with snowflurries and a bitter wind. Spring in Canada! I'm officially sick of the cold.
But yesterday the ducks were quite happy. I have a fine bunch of birds here, if I do say so myself!
Most of them have just grown in lovely new feathers. Bianca's looking fine.
Whoever suggested I name that rear duck "Robert Downey Jr." was brilliant. Yep, that's his name now. The guy in front is Moishe.
Warren's feathers are looking really spiffy!
I love Jimette. She has a ton of personality. She always pecks at my legs when I walk near here, not in a nasty way. More a "Where are my treats? Give them to me now!" fasthion. She's one feisty duck.
The bees were going crazy bringing in pollen, which gladdened my heart.
They were in such a frenzy they ended up dropping a lot of pollen on the nail board in front of the hive. The board is there to discourage skunks from going up to the hive and snacking. They will visit at night and knock on the hive until some bees come out to investigate. Then they eat the bees, and repeat numerous times. Then the beekeeper goes in the next day and gets stung by a bunch of pissed-off bees!
It's great to see them foraging!
They sure weren't outside in today's bitter winds.
I unrapped the hives the other day but the entrance reducers (which keep the bottom entrance mostly block except for a small hole) are still on, reducing the drafts.
It's supposed to warm up again on Monday and bring some sun. My fingers are crossed!