DUCKHOOD

         Let me introduce these three ducks to you,which are petted by my neighbour. 

          Some may not just know how unique these birds can be.These ducks are sure to surprise you if you meet them. 

DAY ONE:

         Who or what a duck sees in the first hour of it’s life will affect it’s behaviour for the rest of it’s life. In normal, a duckling sees it’s mother and other duck siblings when it hatches and imprints on it’s own kind.When you watch a duck hatch in an incubator and interact with it during the first hour of life,it will imprint on you.YES IT WILL !!!☺ It’ll also want to be where you are at all times,  and peep or quack loudly when you are away.

HOW DO THEY COMMUNICATE?

         They quack to communicate across distances or to find each other. They also will bite each other if they want other ducks to move out of the way.

                   Don’t get carried away by this picture πŸ˜„,  as you might think they are well disciplined. As I have observed these ducks from day 1,they are known for making such a mess of food and water bowls at meal time, that it may be tempting to take away water when they are eating πŸ˜† .Yet water is an essential part of meal time for them, as they need to moisten each mouthful of food with water.

RAISING IT’S BABY:

        I’ve also heard that the mother duck will also pluck feathers from her own breast, to cushion the eggs and keep them warm when she begins to incubate. (Look at the unconditional love that even a duck has for it’s baby) .❀That’s mother’s love.

CLEANLINESS :

         They keep clean by preening themselves. They do this by putting their heads in funny positions and putting their beaks into their body.

        They do not like to be handled by humans and can find their own food.

         If you plan to have ducks as your pet, make sure to house them in a large waterbody such as a pond or a lake with plenty of trees growing around it.

DID YOU KNOW?
        *Male ducks are called Drakes, females are called Hens, baby ducks are known as Ducklings and a group of ducks can be called a raft ,team or paddling.

       *Ducks have good vision and they see in colour.

Hope you had a great time reading this.Thankyou.😊

 

  

  

NIGHT BLOOMING WATER LILIES

  

         This charming pond near my house has never failed to become a showplace for my family, my neighbours and me and it’s perfect to enjoy at the late evenings ,because the water lilies here are night bloomers.
       Hey! This is actually interesting .I was curious about how flowers that bloom at night are generally white in colour .I have learned why and the reason behind this phenomena, in this pond. The reason is, white colour is a good reflector of light. It is a shade better seen at night by a variety of pollinators and are mostly white because they reflect under moon light.

        These water lilies are not only beautiful, but it also serves a purpose, mainly in aiding it’s ecosystem. I ‘ll tell you how.The water lilies found here not only fill the water’s surface with vibrancy, it keeps the pond and the creatures(fishes) in it safe and healthy.

          Planning to combine these night bloomers with the day blooming water lilies(from another pond near by) and you will have 24 hours of blooms!πŸ’ͺ