Now they have claimed a new spot on the other side of the pond. They spend most of their days either lounging along the edge in the grass
or floating about in the pond.
They are definitely getting more confident in the water and love to dive under to eat. You often see their little butts up in the air.
Bossy pants has also started to lay eggs on this side of the pond. Initially she just laid randomly in the grass beside the pond. Then she started to try to hide he eggs a little in the tall grasses near there.
We decided to start collecting the eggs again since it will be cold soon and she wouldn't have time to build a nest of eggs, incubate and hatch them before it gets frigid. Maybe we will let her try again next spring but for now, we've been taking the eggs. It's a bit of a hunt in the morning to find them though. This morning she had pushed over a bunch of the tall grass and laid her egg underneath.
It was like finding a hidden treasure when I finally saw it!
I made a video of feeding the ducks in the morning. Even though they hang out on the other side of the pond, when they hear me fill their dish they come swimming across the water. You can watch the video on YouTube.