I’ve been a little neglectful once again on the blog but a very quick update needs to be made. I’ve held off nearly a week hoping to be able to catch a photo but it’s not to be. 😦
I would hence like to formally introduce, without photographs, Lucky, our now 5 day old black and yellow duckling, hatched by Yang. 🙂 He’s been named Lucky as he is the only baby to hatch from about 10 or so eggs laid by his mother and grandmother. Over 1/2 went missing, presumably stolen by hungry father/grandfather/uncle drakes, 3 were kicked from the nest, presumably duds and 1 was crushed in the nest and yet another found cracked open and with a pretty much mature duckling dead inside (again I’m blaming the drakes). It’s the way it goes sometimes. 😦 Hence, Lucky is very lucky. He’s made a bid for freedom and ended up out in the middle of the veggie patch. His cried reached me from our back deck and he was retrieved and returned to his Mum, who for once did not appear likely to take my head off (she doesn’t like me at all). Since then I’ve seen him roaming around the yard with a watchful Mum in tow although I caught no sight yesterday as he has been commandeered by an over protective grandmother under whose fluffy derrière he was hiding.
Anyway, as photography becomes possible I will definitely bring a photo to share. 🙂