Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The all-duckling blog!

I'm having a busy week (extracted another 100 or so pounds of honey yesterday, and there's waaaaaaaay more to come), but here are a few ducklings to tide you over. I promise to blog about something else. Eventually.


What's going on here?



She's getting ready to catch water drops falling from Mama's beak!

I give Mama a bucket of water to drink from several times a day. I can't leave it in there right now because the babies are still young enough that they could conceivably get in the bucket, not be able to get out, and drown. I have another waterer they use (and so does Mama) but Muscovy ducks really need to be able to get their nostrils under water to clean them out as they drink, so I made sure Mama has some deep water to drink from.



Squeeeeeeee!


I think the babies are about ready for their first swim. Time to get out the video cam!



13 comments:

  1. I just love the ducklings pictures. They are so-oo perfect and adorable. Can you post the video when they have their first swim?

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  2. Ooo! They are cute. I'm afraid that if I show this to my lady that she will want to get ducks! hee hee

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  3. This is just too cute! I love the drop of water in the photo with the babies looking up. So perfect. Sounds like you've been busy with all the honey! Good luck with the rest of it!

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  4. Those ducklings are so cuddly-looking I just want to hold them!

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  5. That first photo is mesmerizing. Keep those duckling photos coming -- they grow up so fast!

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  6. Cuteness personified!

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
    That first photo is a prize winner.

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  8. LOVE the photo of the duckling staring in awe at the water droplets. That is just perfect! :)

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  9. They are getting big... fast!!!!
    I can't wait to see them swimming :)

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  10. "I promise to blog about something else. Eventually."

    Orange Sauce?

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  11. Stopping over by way of "Our Neck of the Woods" blog. :)
    Absolutely gorgeous photos. Loving your little duckies! So glad to find your blog.
    Kris

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!