Wednesday, September 26, 2012
15+ ducks dumped in one day
This morning, I found 15 new, terrified, domestic ducks dumped on the lake. A few of them had those cute crests on them. They extremely scared of me and after they went into the water, they stayed there for hours. I understood why when I saw a big pile of white feathers nearby. Apparently, one of the Pekins had been caught by a predator.
Across the lake, the usually duck brigade waited to be fed, though I think they had eaten already.
Zippy was seen by herself over there, and possibly Skippy, too. They were fully feathered with their wing feathers, etc., so I think they're off on their own now. They are 2.5 months old.
I think this might be Neo, still not sure, but it sure looks like him.
And, the female redhead is still sticking around:
Shy and her mate are still around and Shy's mate still loves to yell at me. But, when Shy is not around, all he does is make a pitiful deet. For some reason, he doesn't follow his mate over where all the other killdeer are. I can hear her calling to him, but he mostly doesn't want to go over there unless he has to.
Not a lot of killdeer for this time of year. Mostly Shy and her mate, Pollux and his three babies, and Miracle and her one baby. Sometimes, I see Killer Jr. there, but not a whole lot. There's also no ruddy ducks or yellow-rumped warblers there, yet, and they should be there by now.