Saturday, 15 June 2013

Mallard Update

Well our Mallards are doing really well. They are growing up very quickly and it will not be long before they fly the nest. So to speak.

They have become a part of the family and the kids just love them. Joan is so proud of them and really pleased with herself that they are doing well. They love meal worm and boiled eggs. When Joan comes into the garden with a plate full of mashed up eggs they fight like hell with each other to get to it.

I hope they don't think that we are an easy ride and never leave home, as Joan and myself caught them last night pecking their bills on the patio doors and cheeping really load as if to say that they are hungry. When we went outside with a bucket of meal worm they followed us until we put some on the grass for them. I just could not believe it. I thought they were supposed to be wild ducks, but at this rate they will never leave and who can blame them when they have a soft touch in Joan.

They are now in the shed and not in the house anymore thank god because they are just like human babies, as all they do is eat, sleep and sh*t. Our patio outside is just covered in the stuff and we have cleaned it loads but the second we clean it up they do it again.  They are also starting to become some sort of celebrities with our guests are they have read this blog and when they stay with us they always ask about the ducks, and the next thing is either Charlie or Archie drags them through to the garden to see them, then all I hear is Ahh aren't they cute. Yeah they might look cute but you don't have to clean their sh*t up.

To be honest we love it really and I might go on about the sh*t but they are ours and we love them.

Dinner Time

They always keep their eyes to the sky incase a gull comes down for them.

I've got an eye on you

This is them at the patio doors telling us they are hungry. 


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