Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Penny Takes a Break

After many weeks on the nest, and warm weather conditions, Penny takes a welcome break. 

Duke was on hand to take over and sit on the precious eggs in the final stages of incubation.

Going without food for such a long period of time means that Penny has difficulty in swallowing until she gets plenty to drink and her system working again.

She had a 15 minute break, something to eat, and a refreshing bath before returning to the nest.

The hatching is about 10 days behind this year, due to Duke's illness and fighting off the two earlier intruders.

Meanwhile on the duckling Orphan front, they are now 2 weeks old and getting bigger ! 

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