My two very hormonal ducks have been walking miles every day on the farm trying to find mates.
They do not care what species they find. They went after several morning doves the other day.
In their travels they have discovered some interesting places to hide and explore.
Today I followed them.
Rudy was guarding the field while Agnew went on a little scouting expedition.
Rudy discovered me hiding behind a tree and gave me"the look" and quacked to Agnew to warn him that their hiding place was not a secret anymore.
Agnew popped his head up and found my surveilance location immediately.
They teamed up and headed for the end of the field, waddling like 2 of the 7 dwarfs.
They slid down the embankment
and splashed around in their favorite drainage ditch.
This nice little duck-sized canal goes about 1/8th of a mile.
They do the length of it several times per day.
While they are distracted with their mud playing, it gives the hens and the morning doves some time to rest.
I will be sooo glad when the female ducklings arrive!!
Have you got hormonal males at your place ?