You know what this is, right? Botheration. Well, not exactly. Who doesn't love ducklings. But, honestly, I don't think we need this many ducklings. There are 22 eggs in this nest. Damn. There are two ducks sitting on these eggs, which puts both the young layers out of action for this season. My daughter gets paid to collect the eggs and she must have been cashed up enough recently and so didn't require any extra pocket money. We took our eye off the backyard and now this...
When I discovered it about a week ago, it looked quite advanced and I didn't have the heart to turf the ladies off their nests. My husband kindly relocated the compost heap because they had built their nest right next to it and so everytime I wanted to return green matter to soil, they were being disturbed. Oh sigh.
Anyway....remember these....previous flocks....I guess it will be cute to have ducklings again.
I was wrong - not once, but twice (December 2007)
Duckling arrived (November 2007)
Sitting ducks (November 2007)