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Photographer’s choice so let’s get quacking!

Welcome to Week 19 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project.  This week’s theme is “Photographer’s Choice”.

As it’s my choice this week, I thought I’d introduce you to Dilly the Muscovy Duck!

Dilly the Muscovy Duck

If you’ve been following my blogs you would know that we recently bought the farm of our dreams, where I’m currently spending every second weekend, and my husband Neal is up there every weekend. I have lots of sessions on the other weekends for my Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories fundraising book project so I’ve had to carefully manage my diary this year.

Isn’t she a good looking duck?

So getting back to Dilly. About 3 weeks after the settlement she turned up. We know she belonged to the previous owners as she appears in the real estate photos, but what happened when they moved out and where she was in the interim, remains a mystery.

Dilly takes pride in his appearance and keeps himself well-groomed

So we were not really prepared for a duck, so Neal fed her oats and vegetables that first weekend.  She was free to roam as the duck house has an opening in the mesh.

Do I detect a little duck smile?

The following weekend she was there again, and Neal found some food in the shed which Dilly gobbled up. Neal then relocated Dilly to our big vegetable garden to keep her safe from predators and also this provides her with a smorgasbord of worms and bugs to feast on during the week.

When I first wrote this post we assumed Dilly was a male, but alas Dilly is a girl duck.

I went out and bought a feeder and water dispenser and a 25kg bag of duck food and took it up on our next visit. She loves her new setup and she also has a swimming pool and a little house for shelter.

Dilly spies her bath… time for a swim

Dilly is my trusty companion when I’m working in the garden… she’s always right by my side helping me till the soil.

When we move up there permanently in August, we will rescue another duck to give her some company and also plan to rescue some hens. Until then, we have one very happy duck and three very curious little dogs… such as Harvey here who is fascinated by his new friend.

Harvey Chops is very interested in Dilly’s every move

Thank you for reading!  Please head on over to check out Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography in Spokane, WA, and North Idaho unabashedly celebrates the bond between pets and their people for Angela’s take on this topic, and continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories is here! Stay tuned to my Facebook and Instagram accounts for sneak peeks!

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5 Comments

  1. Elaine on 11 May, 2019 at 2:36 am

    So very adorable. Great photos of Dillon!

  2. Colleen on 11 May, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Dillon is one very handsome, very fortunate duck! 🙂 I envy you your farm. How wonderful is that!

  3. Angela Schneider on 11 May, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Dillon is so neat looking!

  4. Terri on 12 May, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    What a beautiful duck! I love the picture of him grooming himself with that pop of bright red!

  5. Tracy Allard on 8 August, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Great detail! Does Dillon have a roommate by now?

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