Papa Pea has been throwing scratch on the pond's bank for the Mallards but I don't think they ever get much of it with our eager-eating domestic bunch.
Yes, you are a handsome boy.
A female goose at full steam ahead crossing the pond.
Strutting his stuff.
I'm happy to say that with breeding season over, Skidmore and his sidekick are no longer aggressive. Whew! That's Shivers the bantam rooster in the picture with the two geese.
One of our Speckled Sussex hens. They have the friendliest personalities.
'Tis hard to get a good shot of the ducklings as they move so fast.
Our Muscovy mama is being a very good mother. That's the chick she hatched out at the top of the picture.
"Food? You have food?"
Feels good to stretch those wings out.
Gossip around the water cooler?
We've got two geese on nests which are due to hatch soon.
This is the other potential Mother Goose.
Our one white Muscovy female acts like she wants to go broody. However, she's going to have to learn where she's supposed to park her heater if she's going to be successful.
An afternoon meeting in the woods.
These are the three male Mallards . . . with three deer in the background outside the fence.
A better shot of the deer. The one on the right is seriously shedding his/her winter coat.
I snapped this guy (or gal) in the woods at the salt block. The deer ignored it all winter but are now hitting it like crazy.
That's all for a quiet afternoon in (and around) the poultry pasture.