Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom – the WILD! 😉

One disappeared, one comes back every now and then but the two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

Norbert and Daffy just won’t want to leave!

They are around everywhere and sometimes you have to be careful where you step and what you do. They sit right next to a step so you hardly see them, hide underneath ferns or the lavender bush. They try to get inside with the prospect of food, follow you into the garage. They walk around the deck most mornings and you get woken up by sudden loud “quacks” – I have the suspicion they know where our bedroom is.

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A common visitor

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Here’s a picture of one of our common visitors, a praying mantis. While common, I still find them fascinating little critters.

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Funny to see the cat getting quite intimidated by the arrival of the ducks behind her and starting to freak and run away when one of the ducks started picking the cat’s tail.

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The 2020 newcomers

It’s been a long time we had some cute calfies arriving here. Yesterday was the day 3x cute new calfies arriving. They walked down the driveway into the shelter and are now happily mixing and mingling with the horses.

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New Fluffballs

One afternoon, there was Wasabi waddling around the paddock and there was a bunch of fluffballs tumbling after her, 15 little duckling.

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A visit to the cow

We did a roundtrip down the hill for pine cone collecting, fence fixing, alpaca seeing and moo encounter.

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