Friday, July 18, 2014

Speckles

This is Speckles.  She is sitting on 14 eggs - some are fertile and some are not.
Dad found her by the side of the road trying to be invisible so no one would find her sitting on her nest.   Dad picked up Speckles, who didn't even try to get away, and then collected her entire nest and brought her and it home and put them both in the swan cottage. 

 She sits on her nest all day long and at night she covers her nest and slips out and stretches her legs and wings and gets some free time for herself.    
 Would you ever guess that underneath those down feathers and straw there are 14 eggs? 


 Speckles has had her fun for the evening. She's heading back home to the swan cottage to eat and drink and sit on her nest. 
Dad estimates the eggs to hatch in a week or so.

***Mom took dad to the hospital yesterday morning.  He was still having lots of pain.  They admitted him and he's feeling better at this point and hoping to come home today. 
Fingers and paws are crossed!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

17 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

I would never have guessed 14 eggs! This is so exciting! Can't wait til they hatch!

Gus said...

What a lucky Ducky to be rescued by your dad.

Who we hope is feeling a bit better and can come home soon.

Gus n Teka

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Speckles is beautiful - we sure hope she stays around your lake and raises to speckle babies. Paws crossed for you dad - was it it his shoulder still hurting......you guys need to make him rest up a little - over doing it is never good?

Amber DaWeenie said...

Fourteen Eggs! OMD Can't wait to see the babies...

Our prayers for a quick recovery for your Dad.

Sam said...

Saying prayers for your Dad!

Speckles is pretty! I didn't realize you could move a nest and still have Momma duck sit on it.

Monty and Harlow

Studio at the Farm said...

Speckles is adorable, and what a busy lady - 14 eggs!!!
That was so good of your dad to bring her in and give her a good, quiet home. I hope he is feeling much better very soon, and comes home soonest!!!
Kath XX

Two French Bulldogs said...

She is beautiful. 14 eggs! Wow. How do you know if the eggs are fertile or not?
Lily & Edward

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Paws crossed for your dad!.

What a great addition to your waterfowl collection. We hope there are are lots of little speckles in the near future.

Scout and Axel said...

what a good dad you have ... hope he is right as rain soon!!

Susie and Sidebite said...

14 eggs, wow, you guys need to help Dad and do some of his chores so he can get better when the eggs hatch!

The Mad Scots

Sue said...

She's so pretty. I'm glad you fond her. 14 seems like a really big clutch so it's probably good they're not all fertile.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the update on your dad!! We hope he feels better soon!
Another wonderful story about the duckies!
love
tweedles

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hope for you Mom, that Dad will be OK!!
She is a pretty duck!!! 14 WOW That is a lot!!!
Can't wait for the rest of the story!

Millie and Walter said...

Your dad is a duck whisperer. Speckles is a lucky girl that he found her. We hope your dad feels better soon.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We think your dad needs some ice khream today!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Spekhkles is khwite the khool bird!

Sweet William The Scot said...

I hope your Dad is feeling better. It is sad that when one is having fun that accidents have to happen.
It looks like the lake has a new resident. She must have known your Dad would not hurt her letting him pick her up and gather her eggs.
Sweet William The Scot

The Army of Four said...

Even when he's all banged up, your dad stops to rescue a duck and her nest/eggs?!?! He is so wonderful! Please take good care of him, OK? And Speckles, too!
Cammie!