Thursday, 30 May 2013

Eggy Ducklings

Things remain a little insular here
I am still acting a bit like an over active Mother hen
I am not complaining....
No more fox attacks......( touch wood)
As yet!
Thought I would post a duckling update.
unfortunately one little chap died suddenly a few days ago
But these two are doing well
Enjoy

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  1. You're like our very own Springwatch extra...!

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    1. But I am hopefully not as irritating as that chris packham

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  2. John, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly ducklings grow. Living off the land in the Highlands, eons ago, we had one clutch of ducklings. In the blink of an eye they morphed into ducks. All male unfortunately, so self sufficiency being what it is... well you know what happened!

    LLX

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    1. Oh yes........little vessels of hormones

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  3. They are growing nicely John - there is always one that doesn't make it - but these two look pretty robust.

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  4. Aw! How sweet! How about a naming competition? I have thought of two great names for them. The one on the left - Donald! And the one on the right - Daffy! Ha! Ha! Original eh?

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    1. I thought I would name one PUD

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  5. I held a couple of baby ducklings at the beginning of the week, Flim and Flam. They were only a week old and were in a Kindergarten classroom (4 years old). Never held a baby duckling before.

    Posted a funny on my blog today.

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    1. I have never held a beaver gill

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  6. I can hear them
    'Awww Mum, put the camera AWAY!'

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  7. Growing by leaps and bounds! Keep on keeping on....

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  8. Cute as wee bugs, they are. Adorable!

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  9. Are we naming them? Dumpling and Daffodil. How's that?
    Sorry you had to lose one though.

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  10. Too stinking cute!
    Jane x

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  11. They are growing. Sorry about the runner. It's hard raising little creatures... life is fragile when it's small...

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  12. You have a beautiful voice, John. And I thought, should I ever meet you, I'd not understand you, (my ear, like my accent is guttural, LOL!)but I heard every word. Your garden is gorgeous and the ducklings are too cute for words. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. Do I?
      Perhaps I should. Dovoiceovers?

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  13. The eggs look 'disgusting'? Not at all! Looks quite yummy to me. Perhaps next time you could slide a piece of toast under it for them.

    Btw: Just as a point of interest, does one feed ducklings with DUCK eggs?

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    1. The odd spare goose egg ray!

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  14. OHMIGOD I LOVE YOUR GARDEN!! I am one of those dorks in the States who dreams of gardens like yours. One day.
    And dare I say your voice is fabulous.
    The shy ducklings are so cute.

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    1. Fifi....it only looks nice inmay and June,.....then it goes all overgrown and bland

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  15. LOVE your garden...your voice...and the ducklings! miss incubating goslings...exciting to see them hatch and watch them as they grow up!

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    1. The goslings are the MOST adorable babies are they not?

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  16. good news on the fox front - hope that continues...

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  17. awwww...cute ducklings. your clematis arbor is gorgeous!

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  18. I don't think I've told you, John, that you have a very sexy voice!

    Looking forward to your efforts to sex the ducklings, or have you already done so?

    Nancy in Iowa

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  19. How sweet, and yes they HAVE grown like little weeds.
    Your cottage garden is exquisite John !
    ~Jo

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  20. Love the video. I can't believe how big they are already.
    mybabyjohn/Delores names are great. Not that your asking but the names I thought of, Oatmeal and Toast !

    cheers, parsnip

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  21. The first thought I had on seeing the eggs for breakfast was ... cannibalism! Are they chicken or duck eggs?

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    1. That was my first thought too, Jenny. But as it's goose then it's okay, ain't it? ;-)

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  22. sad that you lost the one little duckling, the other two are so cute.

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  23. Nice to have a walk along your garden path, John. You have a lovely garden, and in time I hope that I shall have a garden too somewhere here, rather than just a few shrubs stuck in a portion of what once was a field.

    Lester hatched four goslings, one died, and the others were very up and down, one minute OK, the next almost at death's door. Then I intervened and started giving them scrambled egg regularly, and crikey, off like a rocket they went! They are now and about with the other geese. Hope your two little ducklings continue to thrive.

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    1. Yes..scrambled egg does it every time...I have saved many a bird with the stuff

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  24. Can't see the video or picture on this browser but yes, you will be on tenter-hooks for a while. A sign that shows you care. Hope it all goes well for you and sorry for the little one being lost.

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  25. Great the two are doing well...

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  26. Not knowing anything about rearing ducklings, I'm intrigued by the bright light. Does the light keep them happy and healthy?

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  28. The lamp gives the pair warmth.....ducklings are robust but need to be kept warm at all times and generally dry..... They chill easily

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  29. Quite sweet? Very sweet! Glad that Monsieur Reynard is keeping away too.

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  30. At least they have each other. Bless their little hearts.
    Love your accent!

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  31. Lovely place you have, John. This actually played a bit for me. I agree. You do have a good voice.
    Sorry to hear you lost one, but it looks like these will keep you busy once they are a little more sure of themselves. :-)

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