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by Honk
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Drake making funny whistling noise
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Drake making funny whistling noise

Perfectly normal Joe. I don't think I've got any video of it I'm afraid but we've got 6 drakes and they do it all in unison, always on the pond and generally as soon as they've done the stretch and the whistle, they zoom around the pond with their necks out in front of them for ten seconds or so. We...
by Honk
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Geese won't get on pond
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Geese won't get on pond

Keep your phone handy too, when mine worked it out they went nuts: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxN3kWBirCYTguAh9
by Honk
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Geese won't get on pond
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Geese won't get on pond

Ah, I had the geese at least a year before I put the pond in and they were pretty unsure of it initially and they did pretty much as you've described. If they're only visiting I'd imagine they'll need a few trips and a bit of time ambling around it before one'll takes the plunge and after that they'...
by Honk
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Geese won't get on pond
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Geese won't get on pond

Are they new to the pond?
by Honk
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Geese won't get on pond
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Geese won't get on pond

I clean our pond once a year and the geese will be straight in there, diving and swimming under the water once it's clean. But, give it a month and it's cloudy and green (has a gravel and UV filter but no match for them) and I'll barely see them on it. The ducks spend much of the night on it and wil...
by Honk
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Re-homing Family Duck
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Re-homing Family Duck

In my experience you're right about him flying off. Had a little batch of shetland x runner ducks and one grew up to be a mallard, must have been msomewhere in their ancestry. He flew off with a visiting bunch of young mallards one day which was quite a shock at the time. He sounds ace! Good luck fi...
by Honk
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: solo goose...happy?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: solo goose...happy?

That's awful news and I really feel for the pair of you. I can't imagine that she's not lonely. Might you not consider getting her a new friend?
by Honk
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Fox damage
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Fox damage

Thanks DDO.
by Honk
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Fox damage
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Fox damage

I didn't really know how to title this and I'm just canvassing opinion really. I heard the geese in distress this Saturday just gone and rushed out to find a fox with it's mouth around one of the gander's head. It was young and smalliwh fortunately and took off as soon as it saw me. I assume they'd ...
by Honk
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Mushy Pellets
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Mushy Pellets

Our pellets are well away from their water and to be honest they're such greedy little herberts that they shovel as many pellets down as they can and then wander off to the water and that's it. No backward and forward. I only give them pellets during the spring and early summer, the rest of the year...

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