Saturday: duck report

I’m glad to report that all the ducks are still there—eleven, including 8 ducklings, Honey, and Hank and Frank. They’ve all been fed twice, and the family is reposing on Tree Island to get away from the crowds. Today’s photos:

The morning feeding at 7 a.m.: very quiet and rainy. (The rain let up about 9:30 a.m, and now it’s even a bit sunny.)

Postprandial bath after second feeding:

The ducklings are still cute, but soon they’ll be awkward teenagers. And their appetite for duckling pellets is insatiable!

Which one of these things is not like the others?  The duckling actually pecked at the turtle a couple of times.


  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted June 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    That’s so funny

    I wonder if the builder of the ramp could add more ramps, and with traction – as in simply roughing it up a bit with the hacksaw.

    • Sarah
      Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

      Or duckboards!

      • ThyroidPlanet
        Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

        [ looks up “duckboards” ]

        Hm. I suppose it’d start becoming that.

  2. Scott
    Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I love these duck reports.

  3. Taskin
    Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Everybody is looking great. The turtles and duck pic is particularly delightful!

  4. Ryan
    Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Those ducks are huge now.

  5. Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Your peeps are looking great Jerry! We have a turtle board too that is used by turtles, ducks, Anhingas, and recently young gators.

    • Posted June 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

      “Peeps” is right! Where is your turtle board placed?

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted June 12, 2018 at 10:44 am | Permalink

        Near the hungry “alligatorlings” (?) eyeing it’s passengers for potential meals?

  6. Diane G
    Posted June 10, 2018 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    “Which one of these things is not like the others?”

    Actually, I think only two of those things are the same. Though one is “more different” than the other four, of course.

    Not sure what kind of turtle the top one is, the one immediately below could be a painted turtle, and the next two are red-eared sliders. (Turtle experts, correct me if I’m wrong.) Very cool that it appears that the turtles might also be reproducing in the pond.

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