Remember we told you that Barney and Betty Barnacle laid eggs in the nesting box. Barney is such a good mate and protector.
The time for hatching was past and dad went out to the nesting box and checked on the eggs and to candle them. Not one of them was fertile.
Poor Betty and Barney. All of that work and waiting and no babies.
Better luck next year~~
Remember we told you that Alice was inside the enclosed pen with the black swans so she could acclimate to a new situation without so many geese and swans in her face all at once. She was coming along just fine. The only iffy thing going on was Angel patrolling the fence from the other side. We didn't know if Angel wanted to be friends or if Angel wanted to kill Alice.
Dad was away one afternoon and we were inside the house. There were no warning noises happening. Angel somehow got herself into the black swan pen and basically beat the snot out of Alice.
Dad made the discovery when he got back. It was awful and we all felt so bad.
Dad made the fence higher and Alice healed and Angel continued to patrol.
One day dad decided to let Alice out of the enclosure and onto the pond with Angel. Yup, we held our breath.
They're best friends now and have been for about a month. Whew!
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly