Wednesday, October 15, 2014

An Update on the WaterFowl

We've had a couple of peeps ask us how Twozie is doing.  Twozie is doing great!   She is still just as friendly as ever and doesn't mind being touched but don't try to pick her up.  She doesn't like that at all and speaks her mind very loudly about it!


Yup, that's Twozie and remember the 5 ducklings that dad and mom brought home from the livestock auction so that Twozie would have playmates?  Two of them are in this picture with Twozie.
 Remember that three of them had hats?   Who could have guessed that a male duckie could be a hatter too ☺   It's very hard to tell Twozie's bestest buddies from the wild mallards.  The hats give them away plus they all stick together.  Mom must have cut off duckie #5. 
 We just love those hats!
These are Speckles' ducklings. They've been out of the swan pen for quite awhile now and they're doing great!



The whitish duckie is Midgie.  She's not a midget any longer. She's a good sized duck.  All of Speckles' ducklings are good sized ducks and they're all happy and healthy. 

 Dad finally got the swan house roofed with shingles.  Inside the fenced in area, you can see Buster and Hazel. They were getting amorous with each other and because the Black Swans are from Australia and it's spring in Australia, they could be getting ready to mate.  Hazel has the start of a very weak nest going right in front of the double doors.  They have their privacy and we're keeping an eye on the situation. 


Angel and Alice, the Whooper swans are getting along just fine.  The Black swan behind them is Bella.

 And here is Bella again eating one of MY apples!
Agnes is hanging out in mom's garden~
A spinach treat for one of the Grey Lag geese~
Penny and Margaret, the Mutes were trying to take an afternoon siesta.  FatAss and Twozie had other ideas for them!

This is right outside our back door.  The Morning Glories that took forever to get going are finally blooming away.  So far, we haven't had any frost to kill the vine!
So until next time.............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

28 comments:

parlance said...

You've mentioned previously, I think, that your black swans might breed in southern hemisphere Spring, but that seems strange to me, because all the birds here that originated in the northern hemisphere just breed in our spring like the other birds.

Julie said...

Oh wow, what a lovely collection of water birdies, don't they look great.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

thank you for showing us all the feathered beauties....we do so enjoy seeing swans - especially the black ones

Jeanne Pursell said...

We so enjoy looking at all of those beautiful swans and ducks!! How we would love to have them in our yard!! Your dad did an amazing job on the little house!! Happy Wednesday to you two!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Jeanne Pursell said...

We so enjoy looking at all of those beautiful swans and ducks!! How we would love to have them in our yard!! Your dad did an amazing job on the little house!! Happy Wednesday to you two!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Amber DaWeenie said...

Now that's a big bunch of hap-pee duckies!

;)

Molly The Wally said...

Great catch up with the fowl ones. Loved seeing them all. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Twozie you have a pond full of friends
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

rottrover said...

We love your waterfowl updates!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It was so NICE to see Twosie and all her furends... even the one who ate YOUR apple.

Susie Q said...

Hi Mitch and Molly all the ducks and swans look so happy and healthy all together. They have all grown so much. the Morning Glories are lovely flowers and I hope they last a long time before you get any frosts. Hugs Susie & Treacle. x

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What amazing friends you have! We only usually only see ducks and geese when they fly over in Spring and Fall. It's big goose migration time soon.

Sully said...

Really! Hazel's going to try her hand at motherhood again OMD! Poor sweet Agnes better get things ready to take over b/c we all know Hazel is all play and no stay. BOL.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

So adorable and that's wonderful that Twozie is as friendly as ever. Such a gorgeous swan house. We just love where you live!

Momo and Pinot said...

These birdies are adorable. Glad to see all are in good hands!

Momo & Pinot xo

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

They look fat and sassy. Do you get eggs during the year?

Love the photobombing ducks.

Whitley Westie said...

Luv dat mallard wif a hat!

Whitley Westie said...

Luv dat mallard wif a hat!

Sam said...

That's very cool. You sure do have a large collection of waterfowl. You have such an interesting house.

Poodle At Play said...

Wow looks at all those birdies...each one adorable! We love seeing your ducky and swan buddies!

Sweet William The Scot said...

So what is the head count on the number of feathered friends on the pond. Seems like so many now. Why you have them eating right out of your hand.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Sue said...

Your flock has really grown.Speckles babies are so pretty and getting so big.

Duncan said...

WOWZA! You got alot going on at your place!!! Everybuddy is looking good!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the update and sharing all the beautiful photos!
Everyone looks so happy!!
love
tweedles

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Look at all the BIRDS! They live with you? Really? Like part of your family? That is so cool! Do you get to play with them? (Can you chase them??? No??? Why not???)

Soggibottom said...

Love it when you post about your lovely collection of lucky water webbed feet. We love seeing them all and all the updates. Lucky, lucky webbed feet living in such a beautiful house. :-) x x x

scottiechronicles.com said...

They are so pretty!

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for the update. Everyone looks like they are doing well.