Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Growing up

Over the Bank holiday weekend Ebb and Flo's adult plumage has come through, it started just below their wings and then on their shoulders and chests. Then spend ages in the pond ducking underwater - lots of down is floating on the surface. On the bank they spend a lot of time preening and I think they eat the down too. Their undersides seem to have got fully feathered first which makes sense and I think Ebb might be a boy as dark blue feathers are showing through on his head.

1 comment:

  1. Just been reading about your ducklings.So cute.Glad that they are thriving.Quite often walk down Edisford in Clitheroe.There are herons there that are eating the ducklings.Its natures way but very sad.:(