Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Ducks take to water!

The mallard is so happy, she is even wagging her tail.

I'm happy too, even though the ducks did not stay in the water very long. They went in on their own, without being threatened with big dogs or pointy sticks.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the move will become permanent eventually.

You can tell the male ducks by their curled tail feathers. It is not as evident on the white ones though (two of them are males also).


swj56 said...

Whew! My students will be very happy to know your ducks have finally taken to water! We have been so worried!

Rurality said...

They are still not spending a lot of time there, but we're working on it! Let me know if you are still having problems with seeing the pictures.

Anonymous said...

where are you? We have two ducks that have been hanging around our little cove all day on Puget Sound. We have never seen them here before.

Rurality said...

Well we're in Alabama so that's a little far from you. :)

Unfortunately in the five months since my big "ducks take to water" post, they've probably voluntarily gone in the water only a handful of times.

Also, we've since lost of of the black ones to a predator.