The white ducks are all gone now, and into the freezer. Sort of sad and good at the same time.
This means we were now free to see how the muscovy ducklings got on in the run with the drake Cap’n Speck and the other duck.
So far so good. Cap’n Speck rushed over and tried to ‘have the special cuddle’ with Chloe. Her reaction could be summed up as .. NO!. He’s been sulking since. He did peck at the ducklings when they went up to him, but nothing violent, and they seem to have decided to ignore each other.
The ducklings had a lovely time playing in the mud from the dirty water we had chucked out of the pond – much nicer than that clean water those silly people will keep providing. Clarissa popped off her nest to have wash and flap and investigate the new family members – decided they weren’t hers, and went back to her eggs.
And then the ducklings huddled down for a well earned nap.