These last four days have been quite busy, and I haven't had the time to post. So, here are the basic observations over the last four days:
1. These ducks are getting big, fast, and what they are going to look like when their feathers are fully in is more obvious.
2. These ducks love to forage in the yard. Bugs, grass, weeds, flowers - all these things are up for eating. Like people they are omnivorous. They especially love a muddy little hole to forage through. One of the girls caught her first worm yesterday - darn she was happy!
3. They love to duck (obvious to me now why we use this term for a quick submergence under the water) and dive in the little pool we have for them. One website suggested putting certain food at the bottom of about 4 inches of water so that they can "wash their eyes." These girls don't need any eye-washing encouragement.
4. They are pretending to be a little more independent. They will run off in some meaningless direction in the yard when we take them out, but after about 5 yards they will make a circle and come back to forage around my feet.
So what follows are a few of the eye-washing, feigned independence, and foraging pictures from the last few days:
This last picture shows what happens when I stand still. Please send shoelaces.