Duck breakfast

Thank goodness that the behemoth Canada goose, 88K, wasn’t there this morning in the pond. But Trixie and Norton were, and had a hearty breakfast of corn and mealworms. Trixie is still quite skittish, jumping into the water before breakfast is over, but they’re both eating big helpings of mealworms. They’ve both learned to hop out of the water when I call them and waddle over to their designated feeding spot (for corn):

Let’s hope we’ve seen the last of 88K!

Petit déjuner sur l’herbe:

And yes, the duck is Trixie, as she’s missing one toe on her left foot, but none are missing on the right:


  1. Peter N
    Posted April 3, 2018 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    So, inquiring minds want to know, are Norton’s chest feathers still mussed? And have you learned anything about 88K from the wildlife agency?

    • Posted April 3, 2018 at 10:42 am | Permalink

      I didn’t look closely, but I think they’re fine, thank goodness. I got an email back from the agency saying that the collar identifies the bander, not the bird, so I may not hear anything. If 88K shows up again, I’ll try to get his band number from the leg.

  2. W.T. Effingham
    Posted April 3, 2018 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    88K most likely thought, “It’s pretty cool here, but not cool enough”.

  3. Posted April 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I love the duck chronicles. I’m happy to see you take such good care of these fine feathered friends – thanks!

  4. Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    I misread this as “Duck for Breakfast” and was about to say that I prefer baguettes and cheese.

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