perching duck

African pygmy goose (Nettapus auritus)

The African pygmy goose is a perching duck from sub-Saharan Africa. It is the smallest of Africa’s wildfowl, and one of the smallest in the world. It wingspans between 142 mm and 165 mm. The African pygmy goose is known to be nomadic. It can be found across a wide area of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. It lives in habitats of slow flowing or stagnant water with a cover of water lilies. The African pygmy goose feeds mainly on the seeds of water lilies but also on other floating seeds and small insects as well as other small invertebrates.They live in strong pair bonds that may last over several seasons and their breeding is triggered by rains.

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2/11 We are done rebuilding the chicken run, and it is twice as big. All the poultry seem very happy about it, especially the peacocks, who now have nice high perches to escape horndog ducks chasing the Giant Sexy Blue Lady Ducks.

While the Tractor Guy is around, we’re having him refence part of the forest pasture so we can put the sheep back there without Cody The Sheep eating all the Creepy Underground Parasitic Orchids again. I’m at least 50% sure this was actually our idea and not a compulsion sent telepathically by the orchids. Well, maybe 30% sure.

I was kind of surprised by the clay augured up out of the postholes. Not so much Dirt With Clay In It as Don’t Let The Goats See All This Clay Or They’ll Turn The Whole Pasture Into A Golem And Send It Out To Fetch Fried Seaweed Snacks.

tumblr: look at how CUTE THESE BABY CROWS ARE

[picture of something cute and not a hideous, mostly bald, gape-mouthed demon child]

me: turns and looks at the camera