My duck

Her name is “Honey” because she’s brown. Isn’t she a beaut?

Lunchtime! My latest order of mealworms is on the way, as she needs protein, but I ran out.

28 Comments

  1. claudia baker
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Part of her beauty is all the great & healthy food you have been giving her (not to mention care & attention). Nice job! She’s gorgeous!

  2. Mark R.
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    She is a lovely specimen and “Honey” is a great name.

    I wanted to introduce you to another insect food. It is a healthier alternative to mealworms, but I don’t know if they’re more expensive or not. I feed them to my turtles and they love them, but they are marketed more towards food for chickens and ducks.

    Anyway, they are dried soldier fly larvae. Here’s the link on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJD7TX2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    If the link doesn’t work, you can find it by searching: 1lb Tasty Grubs Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae Bag Made in USA

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

      Yum.

    • Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      Thanks; I’ll try those if she hangs around. But the Duck Clock suggests that she’ll soon fly away.

      I have to do an Amazon order soon anyway.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

      There is a one-star comment on Amazon saying they taste like bugs

      • Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

        :0

      • Mark R.
        Posted August 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

        Ha! And they smell pretty strong too!

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted August 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

        One wonders what other species of bug the reviewer had eaten, to be able to make the comparison.

  3. dabertini
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Do ducks not get enough protein from corn and peas, which imho taste much better than mealworms?

    • Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      Actually, I don’t know; that’s why I’m getting mealworms to be on the safe side. I’d give her steak if she’d eat it!

      • Larry Cook
        Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

        According to my calculations, there are 45 grams of protein in a cup of meal worms, 8 grams in peas and 5 grams in corn.

        • Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

          I’m getting the mealworms soon. But I’m sure honey eats insects, snails, and fish when I’m not feeding her veggies this week. I’ve seen her snapping at minnows and insects.

          • Larry Cook
            Posted August 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

            I love ducks and I find the sound of quacking pleasant. I admit though that I do something my wife and others think is kind of weird. When I see a wild animal, usually a deer, and it spots me, I quack at it and it seems to calm them. They will look at me curiously (you would too) and allow me to walk a little closer. It recently worked with a family of beautiful fox, a mother and two kits, that is living in our next door neighbor’s yard. I know it’s odd, but no other sound works as well as a quack. I’m not trying to pull anyone’s leg, but I also don’t think my quack is going to start trending either.

  4. Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Lovely!

  5. Larry Smith
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Nice photos… all you need is to see some fish under the water to turn it into an Escher-like “Three Worlds” view!

  6. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Good-lookin’ duck, man.

    • Craw
      Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      I wonder how much better looking that duck would be if Donald Trump fed it. Nobody feeds ducks as well as Donald Trump! Nobody!

      • Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

        And it’s just amazing! The best ever done, anywhere! No one feeds ducks like I do!

      • Diane G.
        Posted August 2, 2017 at 4:21 am | Permalink

        He has all the best birds.

  7. Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I grok your duck!

  8. Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Yes, she is beautiful. Isn’t nature wonderful?

  9. Taskin
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    A lovely portrait of sweet Honey!

  10. Phil Rounds
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Lucky duck!
    You’ve named her…she’s yours now.

    What are the chances she’ll bring a mate back and raise her first brood of ducklings there?

  11. Hempenstein
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Yes, but will she fly 5,000mi annually to come see you?

  12. Posted August 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Here is another “strange” duck friendship. How long will it last?

    (I hope this link will work.)

  13. Posted August 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    What a darling!

  14. Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    As I see, Honey is quite attached to the place and to you and may forgo the migration, so you may start to think of a winter accommodation!


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