Our swimming pool attracts all sorts of critters and I suppose the most obvious one would be ducks. This pair landed in the water one day last year and started a bobbing courtship dance.
Eventually the mating took place. She looks a bit panicked but I’m not surprised. And then we had the ducky equivalent of a post-coital cigarette. The feathers under the wings are white, but they’ve reflected the colour of the pool liner.
I quite like ducks (they’re Pacific Black Ducks, BTW) but we don’t encourage them because they poop in the pool a lot. (Even so, I think they pop by just after sunrise, have a quick dip and then push off again before we get up. I have found… evidence, you see.)
A timely rescue – Greta van der Rol
[…] brown and crunchy underfoot, the trees are shedding leaves and everything seems to want a drink. A pair of Pacific black ducks pops into our swimming pool not long after dawn for an early morning splash and the bird bath is a […]
Wow. I love how the pool liner makes their feathers look an incredible blue!
Greta van der Rol
Yes, it’s amazing, isn’t it? I had to check in the bird book