20 March 2010

Ducktales (episode 2)

They have arrived.


We were starting to wonder when they were going to hatch, if ever. As it turned out, we were a week off of when we thought Razzi actually started sitting on the eggs. To see the first duckling appear this morning was absolutely amazing. To see another breaking out of its shell was incredible. At the last count there were ten ducklings.

I wanted to get photos and possibly video, but without disturbing Razzi constantly. So I set up my camera on a tripod and configured it to take a photo every minute. I also set up my phone to stream video to http://qik.com/daecks so we could watch the actual video stream. At around the fifteen second mark in this video: http://qik.com/video/5594953 you can see the duckings moving about with Razzi staying guard.

Near the end of the day, Razzi had to leave to go feed (as if we didn't feed her enough already), so she 'trusted' us enough to leave the duckings alone with us looking on. I was able to grab this video (no audio since I was shooting through glass so you couldn't hear them anyway) while she was away:

To close it out, here they are looking pretty exhausted, and a link to the Flickr set follows:


Flickr set link.

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