Thursday, 21 February 2013

Two little ducks

We have ducky, a wild, female malard. She has lived here for 5 ish years now. She came to us via a builder originally who found her in a skip as a duckling. We raised her with our various chicks and then released her to decide for herself. She goes away for winter and comes back every year trailing a number of "husbands" with her. She usually sits two batches and off she goes again until the following year.

The past few days she and one of her husbands sit on the edge of our island teasing the dogs in the kennels. I have Jess (our cocker) down there at the moment and she is very bothered. She squeals and runs up and down the fencing. The ducks sit and watch, obviously fully aware that the dogs cannot get to them.

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