life on the Oregon frontier just went environmental
Monday, August 15, 2011
While we were in Portland, Scarlett, the black Indian runner duck, hatched 7 of the 9 eggs she sat on for a month. These are photos of her, her mate, Rhett, and the mallard duck who sat on 13 eggs and they were all blanks. The babies were on the pond the first day. The mother doesn't teach them how to find food. She watches out for them and takes them to the duck shed at night. They are amazingly cute. Unfortunately, Scarlett smothered one of them during the night and now we are down to six.