Fluffy Fly Catchers
The ducklings are growing fast. They mix their food with water and make a general mess which attracts flies which the ducks love to eat. Maybe they’re doing it on purpose…
Today I moved them to a temporary brooder and cleaned out their brooder, a cattle trough. This interferes with their dastardly plans of fly domination but I’m sure they’ll work to attract more.
Outdoors: 79°F/56°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 62°F/65°F
Daily Spark: There is shit in all THIngS.
Ingenious creatures. Our chickens catch/eat flying bugs in mid-air. Then there are the deer flies that like to circle, and the chickens will spin around in circles to catch and eat them. Very fun to watch. Thanks for sharing!
I sometimes think that animals are much smarter than humans.
They often are within their narrow ken – their range of knowledge or sight, their specialty. I love the Competent Man quote by Robert Heinlein:
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
— Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
We are generalists and as such there are things, like catching flies, that we just don’t do as well as a duckling or chicken. :)