The old thread was getting very long and hard for me to use at times...so here's a new one for more feathery wonderfulness!
The old one is
Back to post about your wonderful story as soon as I can, Vicky.
I'm sorry Lee....I thought I had opened a new thread last night. Thank you for taking care of it.
I'm reposting the story about the budgie from the other thread. That way you can just watch it here. I know you'll enjoy it. Such a sweet little bird.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
That is such a sweet story. Poor little injured Boo will get to have a wonderful life because her people love her. That doesn't happen very often in this world. This story brings tears and smiles.
Thanks for posting it, Vicky.
You're welcome, Lee. It brought joy to my heart to see Boo fly down the stairs onto his owner's shoulder. What a sweet little bird....I'm glad she has such a good home with people that truly love her.
Aren't these some cuties? They look so small when they're on the floor and the one made a LOUD peep. lol I love the way their little legs were kicking in their first bath.
This is the most touching and the most amazing video I have ever seen. It is fortunate for Boo to have such lovely and caring family. Seeing all the love and attention they give her is just beautiful!
Ducks are one of the cutest animals in the world. I love them! That was adorable when they followed her like she is a mother duck
The little ducks in the first video are adorable, Monika! They sure love that sprinkler don't they? I wonder if they know how to get into that dish and swim? Their little tails wagging is so darn cute. I assume that like mush to eat as I'm sure the water has made their pellets that way and they seem to gobble it up. The ducklings in the 2nd video don't look anything like their mom, do they? None of her coloring. I guess their stripes will disappear as they get older. And WHERE did the fuzzy little solid yellow duckling in the last video come from? All the rest are black and yellow. lol
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Isn't this baby penguin adorable? Oops, he doesn't have feathers so I'm not sure I should post him in here.
This baby penguin looks so soft and fuzzy! An unforgettable experience, no doubt.
Awwww Monika....the Gosling babies are so adorable; so fluffy. Are those goslings in the last video? I wonder how old the goslings are in the first video? They look quite a bit older than the others in the other vids. The mother looks so regal.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
All these lovely vids! I've been watching but couldn't make time to post before now.
Vicky, I love both your vids. It is so cute the way that duckling is biting at the water. They do seem to think the human is their mother. That would be so neat (and a little painful) to be that close to a penguin baby.
Monika, so many pretty babies. I wonder what kind of ducklings those are in the first vid with their black beaks and dark tails. And isn't it interesting how much the shelduck babies in the second vid resemble the Egyptian goslings in the fifth vid while they don't look anything like the other kinds of ducklings? I'm with Vicky. I want to know how that little yellow duckling in the third vid got into that mallard family. He must be adopted!
I have so enjoyed watching all these wonderful babies. Thank you, ladies, for all the smiles.
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Lee, I remember how you said you wish you had swans where you lived.....came across this video today, and just enjoyed it immensely......I just love the fun these four swans are having riding the waves....never saw anything like it before!
Wow Tracy....that is so cool! I've never seen swans in an ocean nor riding waves. haha! Look how close they came to the people...I would love to pet/touch them.
I've never seen anything like that either! So cool!
Here is another precious video I came across in my travels.....think you all will enjoy it:
Awwwww! Isn't he/she a little sweetie! Sure was thirsty wasn't he? I love how proud he looks standing up and wagging his little tail (I love when they do that). And flapping his tiny wings. lol Notice how his/her breast is hanging over the man's arm....like his body is malleable. Adorable! He looks so so soft and fluffy. Thanks for sharing Tracy!
I am clueless how a cat can feed ducklings but here's an adorable video. Not sure what the ducklings are eating out of the hay (and I may not want to know lol). Boy, mama cat sure was insistent on getting that baby duck to her. lol
Amazing videos, Tracy!
Poor mommy cat was confused why all her babies do not lie together Such a beautiful video, Vicky!
Hi Tracy, Vicky, and Monika,
what a collection of wonderful videos!
Tracy, I never knew swans did oceans either. That is so neat. They seem to enjoy riding the waves as much as any surfer. And that little picnic duck seems to think he is a parrot!
Vicky, that vid is definitely strange and adorable at the same time. I hope there is duck food sprinkled in that hay because I don't think there is any way that cat can feed those ducklings.
Monika, more lovely swans and cygnets. I love it. In the first vid I wonder why half the babies are gray and half are tan. I thought mute swans only came in one color. I guess they'll all be white when they are adults. The second vid looks like a lovely warm lazy afternoon, just what I need now since it's so cold here. In the third one I wonder why the pair only has one baby, a very cute one though.
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I love the vids of the swans, Monika. They are such beautiful animals. The babies are so fluffy and cute. I adore the waddling cygnets in the 2nd vid....they walk like ducks. lol It looks like the baby in the third video is learning from his mom/dad. I am embarrassed that I don't remember but why do swans eat the grasses out of the water? For food? Doesn't sound appetizing. lol
this baby is really enjoying the ball 'toy'. lol Listen to his cute sounds.
Some of these duckies look like they're moving at 100 mph. lol
Yes, Lee, all Mute swans are white at maturity, though the feathers (particularly on the head and neck) are often stained orange-brown by iron and tannins in the water.
It is their typical food, Vicky, as well as salt marsh grass, eel grass, club rush and green algae. Admittedly, not very tasty food, but probably good for swans
A playful & smart budgie! He's trying so hard to stay balanced And what a funny ducks, they just made me laugh all the time!
Hi Vicky and Monika,
Wonderful vids again, ladies!
Vicky, that little parakeet is good enough on that ball to perform in the circus. And who would have thought that ducklings would enjoy a slide as much as we do? Surely some of those clips are speeded up. I don't think ducks can go that fast.
Monika, chicks! They are so sweet, almost as sweet as ducklings. I especially like the last vid of the baby falling asleep. Could anything be cuter? I also like the chicks that look like tiny quail. I wonder what kind they are.
Thanks for all the smiles.
Awwwwww....such cute vids Monika. The chicks are adorable. Those in the first video look older than 2 days old and they have such pretty colors. I picture chicks looking like the yellow fluffballs in the second video. And the one of the chick going to sleep is precious. They are like human babies....fighting sleep all the way. The song was perfect. Lee, after watching another video of ducklings going down the slide, I saw that they had food at the top which enticed the ducks to go up and eat and then the way down was by sliding. lol
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, I've never known a caique. I've only seen them at bird fairs looking at me from perches. They are absolutely a delight. Such little clowns! I laughed and laughed. They really lifted my spirits in this cold, cold winter we are having. I don't remember it ever having been so cold and dreary here. The caiques were just the thing to "warm" my heart.
Vicky, so the ducklings were taught to use the slide. That's interesting. They look like they are enjoying it...or at least not minding it too much.
Oh my goodness, Monika the first 2 videos are hilarious! I adore the first one and I love the way they were dancing in the second one. I was wondering if they had music playing but then I saw the man clapping his hands like he was doing it to the music. They way they were hopping around reminded me of those little wind up chicks at Easter when they bounce on their feet. lol In the first video it looked like he was playing dead when he rolled over on his back. lol I have never heard of those kind of parrots either. The one in the last video sure was a nosey Rosie wasn't he? He had to look in every nook and cranny. tee hee! I think I will post a video of them on Facebook. People will get so much enjoyment watching them.
Lee, I'm not sure if the ducks were taught to eat in the video I posted but I know some were in another video.
He's too much beautyful!!!... isn't he?
Hi Paolo! Good to see you posting. The little duck is precious....so fuzzy and yellow! We hope to see more pictures and/or videos from you...anything with feathers is fine (birds, ducks, penguins, etc). Or just stop in and view what we post. Either way we are glad to have you here with us. The more the merrier I always say. Here's another little sleepy head. He's fighting his sleep and trying to stay awake just like little human babies.
WOW, how is he tender!!! My one is a great chow hound...
... and this is his father Soffione (I think 'Big-Puff' in english).
On background: his mother Grigiona ('Big-Grey').
Lovely photos, Vicky & Paolo! I have for you more funny and crazy videos with Caiques.
Paolo what pretty geese? ducks? The little 'chow hound' is so cute....I love the way his foot is in the trough while he's eating. lol
Monika I just adore caique parrots....thank you for introducing them to me. It is so funny in the first video how the parrot was having a face off with the mop when the lady was sort of shaking it in his face. lol The 2nd video with the parrot jumping is funny as is the last one jumping and playing with the pencil. He's having a ball by himself and the table seems to be quite slick for him....I thought he might go over the side once or twice.
This video is long but the babies are so cute. In the very beginning you see just a couple of pictures but then it turns into the baby chicks moving & squawking in their bed. One's foot is deformed; weird how most have the beginning of feathers but one is still bald and they are different sizes yet they're from the same batch I think. I wonder how they tell the boys from the girls, unless it's the obvious which I can't see. lol When the man whistles they shut up. lol
Oh, towards the end of the video there are some newly born ones, their eyes are still closed...the people must raise them. I wonder what they feed them...it would have been nice to watch them eat.
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@ Vicky: Excuse me, I was wrong! Really they are all geese! My wife Alba is the expert one, I'm only a fan. Moreover, in italian, we call 'paperini' both young ducks and young geese!
Coming soon a video of our chicken coop!
Hi Monika, Paolo, and Vicky,
Wonderful pics and vids. I must run to a meeting. I'll post tomorrow.
See you later, Lee. Paolo, I'm glad you clarified about the geese...I thought that's what they were but I wasn't sure. Can't wait to see your chicken coop.
Hi Monika, Paolo, and Vicky,
Now all the vids are muted and I can't get them to unmute. Darn computer.
Paolo, your geese are lovely, and the gosling is so cute. Do your geese like people? Can you pet them?
Monika, those caique vids are so adorable. I think caiques must be the biggest clowns in the world. I watched each one several times because they are just so entertaining. I laughed and laughed.
Vicky, you can't tell the boys from the girls by looking. If they really need to know the gender, they must have the bird DNA sexed. Parrots usually lay one egg every other day so birds from the same clutch can have a few days difference in age (and size, feathering, etc.). Also the babies are either tube-fed or syringe-fed by humans. It's not a pretty thing to watch. They are fed a special handfeeding mix. It can be bought or homemade. The baby caiques are so ugly, they're cute!
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Awwwwww, don't call my baby caiques ugly, Lee. lol Look at the smiling face on the baby on the right and the inquisitive tiny one's face on the left on my video. What do you mean feeding them is not a pretty thing to watch? I would love to feed them.
I beg your pardon for my poor english!
Compliments to all the previous videos!!!
Regarding our gueese: they are all hugely beautiful and incredibly clever! They are always joined togheter and don't care about other poultry. They are very lovely with us, but rather aggressive with strangers! They just recognize the sound of our car from afar and go near our road to greet us, whereas, if a stranger transits, they begin to squawk loudly like a burglar alarm!
I'm sorry, I couldn't embed my video!
... gueese = geese
Well I see you did post your video, Paolo cause when I posted it for you it is the same one you posted. lol
Your English is fine......how funny that your geese greet you when they here your car but sound the alarm when they hear strangers. They are definitely great 'watchdogs'. haha! I love the ducks, chickens and geese in your video. Thanks for posting.
So many beautiful birds in your video, Paolo, thank you for sharing with us!
What a feisty bunch, Vicky! Very loud, but still they're so cute when they're tiny and just getting their feathers.
Perhaps this amusing video has nothing to do with this thread, but I would like to share with you one of the best song of the Eels!
Please, see it until the end... there is a 'subliminal message'!
What beautiful birds, Monika! The red ones are very pretty with the tinge of blue on them. The 2nd video shows such a variety of birds....I really love woodpeckers. Was that a Painted Bunting among the group? 3rd video: I didn't realize that lovebirds varied in colors like that; so many birds yet they all seem to get along so well while eating That little blue one was ever vigilant wasn't he? But I didn't see him attack the camera, although he didn't take his off of it. lol
Wow, this shows so many Lorikeets....and they're flying loose. Aren't they in a zoo or something? I would worry that they'd fly away. They are really gorgeous birds.
OH NO!!! I love birds and yet I feel guilty eating chicken/turkey. (was that the sublimiinal message?) Cute video, Paolo and since it is about our feathered friends, it is okay to post it here. I saw Larry 'Byrd' made his appearance. lol
Hi Vicky, Paolo, and Monika,
, Have I got lots of catching up to do! Sorry, but I had a 3 day sinus headache, the worst I've ever had. It hurt to look at the screen! All better now though.
Vicky, lovebirds come in lots of colors. My Miss Sweetie is a peach-face and Miss Randi is an orange-front. Both of these colors aren't even in the group in the vid. Maybe the lorikeet vid was made in Australia where they are wild, just backyard birdfeeding there. It is a wonderful vid. Imagine standing with food in your hand and beautiful birds perching all over you!
Paolo, your English is fine. Don't worry about it. If we don't understand something, we'll ask. We aren't a bit shy! Your bird yard is lovely. No wonder the little songbird felt welcome there. I had always heard that geese make the best "watchdogs". It's good to know it's true. "I Like Birds" is a wonderful song. Thanks for posting it for us to enjoy.
Monika, lories are so pretty, aren't they? The second vid was alot like looking out my window. I have cardinals and red-bellied woodpeckers living in my backyard too. And the lovebirds are so cute. I have two of them, Miss Sweetie and Miss Randi.
This is such a cute video. Watch how fast DW scoots out of the pond (toward the center of the video). It is hilarious.
Oh Lee, I'm glad you're feeling better.
Vicky, first to your question about the South Florida birds video, yes, Painted Bunting was in this group. Now to your videos, Lorikeet parrots are unique and stunning to look at. As Lee said, this was really filmed in Australia, in Queensland. And very cute and sweet duckies, I love watching them!
Happy to hear you feel better. Undoubtedly, Lee, lories are some of the most beautiful birds in the world. They’ll entertain you for hours with their adorable antics. These birds are mischievous and love getting into absolutely everything Of course, beautiful lovebirds, lot of personality into a small package.
Awesome video, Paolo! So perfect for the sense of fun in the song
Those are some adorable videos, Monika! The bugies are the cutest little things; I don't think I've ever seen a white one or a spotted/striped one. Very pretty and the birds are quite vocal aren't they? lol The cockatiel and cockatoo (did I get that right?) are some awesome dancers! I enjoyed watching them and they really moved to the beat too.
I these birds are Mannekins. It is soooo cool the way they moonwalk and slide on the branches.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
I have been watching these over the past few days. They are the best of the best, ladies! I have a horribly busy day today. I will post more tomorrow.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, I'll come back and watch this last set of vids later. Meanwhile...
Monika, I could watch those dancing birds for hours. They are so cute and talented. Watching them makes me want to get up and dance myself. They just make you feel happy.
Vicky, that was so neat watching the pet ducks grow up. I'm glad they have such a good life. How in the world does that manakin do that????? I can't see him move his feet. He looks like a little mechanical wind-up bird.
Best vids yet, ladies! Thank you. They made smile 'til my face hurt.
Hi Lee, Monika and Paolo. Today was a beautiful spring day. Monika, those vids of the macaws are so cute! I love their blue coloring...so bright and vivid. It's a wonder those 3 are sharing their mango so politely. lol Big birds like that kind of frighten me when I'm around them because of the power I know they have in their beaks. I wonder where Paolo is?
Looks like old George is both afraid of the cute ducklings and doesn't want to be bothered. But they aren't letting him out of their site for one minute. lol
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Monika, the hyacinth macaws are gorgeous. That is the loveliest shade of blue. Macaws are such sweet birds. I think the one in the first vid just wanted to be friends.
Vicky, who's George? What ducklings? Have I missed something? The little monkeys are very cute, but I've heard they are dirty and smelly and a little mean. You really wouldn't want to cuddle one.
I think macaws are gentle souls, Vicky. You don't need to be afraid of them. They need all that beak power to crack Brazil nuts, one of their favorite foods. Think how hard it would be to crack one without a nutcracker.
I'm not sure how George (a dog) and the ducklings turned into a monkey video. lol I'll try to find it again and repost.
Here it is: The babies are adorable and George is a big, scared baby like my dog Bear. lol Listen when the ducks are running on the pavement, you can hear their little feet clicking.
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As author of the video says, motherhood doesn't necessarily seem to be George's thing Very funny and cute video, Vicky!
Awww what cute vids of the Macaws, Monika. I love the way the one says 'kiss' and 'kiss me'. lol However I would be deathly afraid to try and kiss him with that big, strong beak. I love the colors of the all of the macaws and Tik Tok - Ke$hsa was a lovely dancer and singer....very entertaining.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
This has been a rough week for me. The vet sent my sweet Beau to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He was suffering so. He stopped eating even yogurt and applesauce (his favorites) yesterday. Some days are just so hard, aren't they?
But I was able to smile a little when I came to watch your vids, Monika. I have never met a macaw who wasn't shy, but I guess when they are comfortable and at home, they are big clowns. These 3 are wonderful. I have never seen a macaw dance, but Kesha is a lovely dancer. Mostly it seems to be cockatoos who like to dance. Thanks, Monika, for putting some smiles into a sad, sad day.
Vicky, you wouldn't believe how gentle those great beaks can be.
I'm sorry, Vicky, but somehow I forgot to say how adorable your vid of the baby ducks and the dog is. I loved it. It brought needed smiles too. I don't know where my mind is sometimes.
So sorry to hear about the lost of your beloved pet Beau, Lee. My thoughts are with you. With heartfelt sympathy
What beautiful swans and the cygnets are adorable, Monika. So fluffy and white! The babies in the last video were so cute taking their first walk. Thanks for sharing your videos, Monika.
Isn't the swan dance beautiful? I love the way they twirl.
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They are so beautiful, Vicky!
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Those swans are gorgeous as usual. Monika, I love watching them especially the cygnets. The newly hatched ones look like white ducks. When they are a little older they get their long, graceful necks. Then finally when they are almost grown, their white adult feathers come in. These vids are so informative. We get to see the swans at different ages. They are just so beautiful to watch.
Vicky, that swan dance vid is lovely. It's wonderful to watch the swans' dance perfectly set to music. I wonder how that was done.
Interesting facts about the swans, Monika. (in the video) If a pair stays together for life, what if one dies? Would it then find another mate? I loved watching the swan and her babies glide down the waterway....so graceful. How old are they when they leave her? The last video looks so peaceful and the swan does look like a duck and goose combined. Pretty noises they make in additiion to honking.
Vicky, swans usually mate for life, though 'divorce' does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. And if a mate dies, or is killed by a predator, the remaining mate will take up with another; however, if all goes well in the pairing, they indeed will stay together "for life."
Thanks for clarifying the info on the geese, Monika. Canada geese have such lovely coloring....their black heads and neck with the white patch. The babies are so cute and fuzzy. Looks like they really enjoyed laying around the grass and the one baby looks like he didn't like to be woke up by his mom/dad. lol He had such a sleepy little look on his face, but went reluctantly in the water. teehee! Not sure but I think it was in the second video. Thanks for sharing them.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
The guy in the second vid was talking to the geese just like I do. I thought I was the only crazy one!
Are there Canada geese where you are, Monika? We have them here and I'll bet you do too, Vicky. Are they everywhere? I guess they could be since they can fly and are obviously very strong.
The goslings are so cute and their parents are so handsome. As usual, they made my day a little easier and happier. I really liked the music in the first and third vids too.
I forgot to mention how much I liked the music, too, Monika. I was going to but forgot....thanks for the reminder, Lee.
I am posting this very, very short video because an eagle is in it plus it's cute with the fox and cats.
Unfortunately no, Lee, Canada Goose occasionally migrates to northern Europe, and has been introduced to Britain, New Zealand, and other temperate regions, but here we have just an ordinary goose.
Awesome videos, Vicky! She is so lucky to have these little visitors. It's amazing to see all the animals together in one place like that. And I love how the sneaky seagull is very specific about what flavour he wants. The smartest criminal I've seen
Hi Monika and Vicky,
Vicky, that Scottish feathered criminal Sam the seagull is sooooo funny. And that is strange - an eagle, a fox, and 2 cats all sitting together.
Monika, ducklings and goslings always make my day. They are just so cute. When I see them, I remember that at least some parts of the world are still beautiful places.
I'm going to the bird fair this weekend. I'll report what I see!
Awwww....more cute vids, Monika! In the first video I love the honking sounds of the parents and also the black & white dotted bodies of the babies. The adorable baby ducklings swimming are so cute and I love listening to their little cheeps. Pretty coloring on the babies in the last video. The yellow and black make a nice contrast and I like the way 'mama' is keeping a close watch on them.
Lee have fun at the bird fair...I hope you don't overdo it.
Monika, I am so tired tonight to view your videos but I will come back tomorrow. I gotta see those cute chicks. :)
Awwwwww.....I love your pet chicken and her adorable new chicks, Monika! They are so fuzzy and cute and 'mama' looks so proud. Was there one baby left? Of course the chicks in the second video are precious too. Wow, there was lots of chckens eating that bread in the third video. I cracked up when I saw the one running with a whole piece of bread for himself. lol
Hi Monika and Vicky,
I'm sorry I've been gone so long but I have been soooo busy the last week. First the bird fair then trying to get everything done ahead of time so I could go to an Easter program.
At the bird fair the cutest birds I saw were some baby macaws being hand fed. They didn't have feathers yet, but they were so ugly they were cute. But the neatest thing was a marmoset! One of the vendors selling small pets (chinchillas, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, etc.) had his pet marmoset riding on his shoulders. I hadn't seen one before.
I love the chicks. They are so sweet. Buff mama hen in the first vid is beautiful too. The third vid is a riot of color and movement. I think it qualifies as a feeding frenzy.
I am still trying to recover from the last 3 weeks of activity. I wish everything didn't happen all at once. I am exhausted. I'll be back to normal soon. I'm resting as much as I can.
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Hi Lee....I guess you are getting back to 'normal' or what is normal for you. I know you will still hurt but hopefully a lot less of it. I'm glad you had a good time at the bird fair.....I wish they had one around here. I bet the marmoset was adorable.....so tiny. Did he fit on his owner's finger or was he a little bigger? I just googled pictures of Marmosets; I didn't realize there are so many different kinds. Are they considered monkeys? Where is our dear Monika? I guess like the rest of us she has lots of other things going on sometimes. Did you have a nice Easter? Have a blessed evening.
Here is a Roosmalen Dwarf Marmoset...isn't he sweet?
Yes, this is a busy time. I hope Monika's okay. Ever since Lily disappeared and it turned out she was in the hospital I've been a little paranoid.
The owner wouldn't let anyone too near his marmoset (and I can't blame him for that) so I couldn't see him all that well. He was bigger than his owner's finger but smaller than his hand, and looked alot like the adorable one in your pic. I think they are considered monkeys.
Easter was pretty much like any other day for me. Good thing I'm a Quaker. We don't celebrate special holidays. We celebrate every day as a holiday. That makes it lots easier for me. Otherwise I might be sad.
Dear Lee and Vicky, excuse me for my two-week absence. Unimaginably large amount of work. Happy to be here with you again.
Monika! I'm so glad you're okay....we were getting concerned about you. Lee, do Quakers celebrate Christmas? I don't know much about Quaker beliefs, etc.
Monika, the silkies are so pretty and fluffy. The rooster in the 2nd video sure was guarding his harem wasn't he? lol All roosters sound different when they crow. I wonder why they crow during the day. Are they calling more females? Surely they aren't calling other roosters to join them. I couldn't tell which was a rooster in the last video. I saw 2 with a little red comb but they look more like hens. The parrot(?) in the cereal bowl is so funny as is the cockatiel and kitty.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
I'm sorry, ladies. I'm trying to pre-do all my animal tasks so that I can go to the doctor in the morning. This is the only shortcoming to having so many pets - several days of extra work when I need free time! I'll be back tomorrow to view and post.
I hope you get a good report Lee....take it easy my friend.
Hi Vicky and Monika,
Monika, you know how I love silkies. I so wish I could have one as a pet, but it is against the law here. They are such cute little fluff balls, and I've heard they have very sweet personalities. And I love the rooster who's so busy strutting around that he almost misses the food. I love the vids, but the pics are even cuter.
I bet warm macaroni and cheese really would feel good on the feet. That kitty better watch out. I think that big beak could take an ear in one swipe!
Vicky, Quakers celebrate every day as a holiday. Christmas is no more especially celebrated than any other day. But we do not offend with our beliefs so we go along with everyone else's Christmas celebrations. In this country I'm afraid it's impossible to avoid Christmas.
Vicky, roosters crow because they hear other roosters crowing, to show that a certain place in the barnyard is their turf, to try and assert their authority over another rooster. They will even crow to call the ladies back to the run, when they are out free ranging. Some roosters are especially vociferous, crowing almost constantly, while others only crow a few times a day. These differences are dependent both upon the rooster's breed and individual personality, for example, silkie roosters crow sporadically throughout the day, most likely because their breed is very docile. And which one is rooster in the last video? The bigger black one with a longer tail.
Lee, yes, I know it Silkie chickens are exactly as they look - funny, cuddly and very kind.
I love the way ducks (and birds) dry off when they're wet. My mom's bird loves to shake and shake. lol How adorable the way the ducks raced out of their coop and ran towards (and in) the water. They were so excited. lol Why were the big ducks pecking at the poor baby duck? Would they have done that to a chick? Well, I like the baby duck tried to defend itself....not once but at least twice. Why didn't the hen run to protect it? Thanks Monika on the info about the roosters and thanks for sharing more lovely videos.
Hi Monika and Vicky,
I'm a little rushed today so I'll post about the first set of vids, Monika, and come back and watch the new ones tomorrow.
What lovely ducky vids, Monika. I think Pekins are my favorites simply because most of the ducks I've known have been Pekins. They are such easy-going ducks with wonderful personalities. I think it's so cute the way the legs and feet on these teenaged Pekins look big enough for ducks twice their size. I guess they'll have to grow into them. The call ducks are so excited to swim and so cute running to their pond.
Vicky, I'm not sure the ducks knew it was a duckling. They are acting very wary. They didn't hurt it, but only warned it off. The hen probably didn't want to go against 3 ducks and I don't blame her. She called it back with the rest of her "chicks". These ducklings will have to get big enough to look like the adult ducks and make friends with them like any strange ducks would. Muscovies are used to foster orphan ducklings of all kinds so I think this was just an odd situation for them.
Thanks for the info on the 3 ducks and duckling, Lee.
Monika, I love the cheeping of the chicks in the first video...they are so cute. That sure is a big rooster in the second video and he certainly has a big group of hens, doesn't he? When the rooster and his hens come around here he usually stands back guarding them and letting them eat. If it's not seed or bugs on the ground, I wonder what they're eating. What a cute little bantam rooster. I love his tail feathers...he's quite handsome. His harem is a lot smaller than the 'Gentlemen rooster'. lol