Monday, March 2, 2015

Some pics I took.....



















I Wish You Love,

Joyce

Monday, January 26, 2015

Going for a swim.....

video


Here they are going for a swim and they are so cute.  

IWYL,

J

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I found her.....

Well, she showed up and with all of her little ones, I tried counting and I know there have to be at least 20.  So cute.....









I Wish You Love,

Joyce

Friday, January 16, 2015

She's gone.....

Here's the thing.  The eggs started hatching and the empty broken shells started showing up all around her.  Then I could see the little duckies heads poking out from under her.  She didn't move, and I didn't want to scare her so I went inside. And..... a few hours later when I went back outside to check, she was gone and all the duckies with her.  Haven't seen her since.  I've been looking but no sign of her.







Hopefully she and her babies will show up this weekend.  They are so little that I'm sure she's taken them somewhere safe until that get a little bigger.  I soooo wanted to see the little ones.  Ugh!

To be continued.....

IWYL, 

Joyce

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The eggs.....






Wow, that's a lot of eggs!!

IWYL,

J

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Nothing yet.....

I counted 12 eggs one time, not being able to see all of them, so not sure how many.   They are pretty good sized eggs now.  One day one egg was out of the nest, but she put it back in.  The last week or so I have noticed that she will just stands over them for a while.   Like this.....






I have really enjoyed watching and can't wait to see what's going to happen next!

I Wish You Love,

Joyce

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Momma took a break.....






Can't see the eggs, they are covered with down.  Momma took a food and water break.  Glad I checked to see.  But, I'm sure she'll be back soon.

Have a good evening everyone.

I Wish You Love, 

J


Little ducklings are coming.....

This momma duck or hen is right outside the apartment and she's been nesting for a couple of weeks now, I think.   Hopefully I can get some pics of the eggs if she leaves the nest for food and water.



I was a little worried about her last week when we had a few cool nights and the temperature dropped into the 40"s, but she's fine.  Those feathers are keeping every one just as warm as can be.

She's keeping her eye on me.  I think she picked this fern garden because it's a safe spot.  There are a lot of squirrels around here and they don't come to this part of the building much, they stay mostly around the big trees.


This is the first time I have ever seen a momma duck nesting.  I'm excited!


I don't really know much about the incubation process or time.  Nor do I know how long she's been there, she just surprised me one evening.  I hadn't noticed her before.  So I did a little research:

The hen usually lays about a dozen or more eggs before she will start to incubate them. Although the eggs accumulate in the nest at the rate of about one per day, the incubation process begins at the same time, when the hen begins sitting.  It takes about a month for the eggs to start hatching. Once they start hatching the survivors will be hatched within 24 hours.




So now I check her out everytime I come and go.  She's right outside my door.
I try not to startle her.  I'm sure she would protect those eggs.  I don't want to see an aggressive, agitated momma duck!!!!

  
Hopefully I can get some more pics and keep you up to date.  I know I'll be watching.

To be continued....

IWYL,

Joyce

Saturday, December 6, 2014

These two are back.....


Saw them early this morning.


I WishYou Love,

J

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I love Fall


Even though I live in South Florida, (meaning we still go to the beach in October and November), I love fall.  You can feel a little coolness in the air and the evenings are so nice.  At least when you open the door to go outside your not hit with the steamy heat.

I always wonder and would love to see the leaves change every year and some snow falling,  which I have never seen.

Down through the years I have traveled to places where it does snow, but unfortunately it didn't happen while I was there.

So I am wishing everyone a wonderful fall season. Hopefully it will get cold enough here so I can put the flip-flops away and where a sweater or two.

I Wish You Love and Beautiful Changing Leaves,

Joyce


Hollywood Beach Summer 2010