Monday, June 27, 2016

peeper

seems we may have at least one new addition to our little flock this morning.  harpo has been brooding a nest for 28 days.  two days ago when i checked the eggs i could feel and hear activity coming from inside.  yesterday the shells of the brood eggs showed signs that the ducklings inside were working hard at pipping their way out and one of them replied with a string of muffled peeps when i spoke to it.

picture taken yesterday morning showing the beginnings of a hatch

harpo is protective of her nest (eggs/ducklings) but she hasn't been aggressive with me and allowed me to take a brief video this morning.  in the video you can hear mama talking first and then an answer coming from a little peeper somewhere underneath her protective body.



hoping to get a look at the source of peeping sometime soonly.