I had a nice note from Melanie this Thursday morning, 24th November, and four more photos:
We are getting used to living in our new home and getting friendlier with Roger and Melanie....because they bring us food!
Looking back, it all started on Valentine's Day 2004 after family and friends had made a huge duck pond for my birthday present on 25.10.2003.
The first four were called Rudolpho, Valentino, Pearl and Gertie.
I have thousands of photos of very much loved ducks from the almost 13 years since then, there have been triumphs and disasters, notably when I lost 9 to the deadly Duck Virus Enteritis in 2009 and the foxes have had far, far too many of them. I started with four and there have been as many as 27. I can't possibly put hundreds of photos into this page, but here are just a few as a reminder: