You may have noticed that we have had a lot of ducks at the Farm now. A duck population explosion has happened as Mrs Mallard has had lots of chicks and other mallards have flown in and had chicks of their own. The young chicks soon grow into juvenile adult size birds and we suddenly have a pond full. They do like it here and the constant supply of grain from the nearby hopper certainly helps.
The duckhouse is duck central
and there are quite a few baby moorhens around at the moment.
The white ducks aren’t always white, particularly when they’ve been off foraging
… but they always wash up pretty well.