Just a couple of days before summer began one of our ducks emerged from the bushes with seven new babies.

Sadly, one duckling didn’t make it (a Cooper’s Hawk got it). But the rest, 5 boys and a girl, grew up to be fine, full-fledged backyard birds.

They still stick together and have now established their own territory in an area behind the chicken coop and under the fig tree which is conveniently raining ripe fruit for them to snack on.

Hard to believe that these good looking fellows were nothing but yellow puffs just 90 days ago.

Ducklings in June 2021Backyard ducks

Here’s a short video of them at 2 weeks challenging the chickens for a share of the zucchini.