The last flame of autumn:
(I don’t know why he went into eclipse! He’s too young!)
Bobcat track. You’ve already seen the bobcat, though:
Quaking aspens against a blue sky:
Wild turkeys trying to hide:
And 18 weeks later:
He’s almost done growing in his adult breeding plumage:
And he has discovered his purpose in life, nailing two pekin hens within five minutes:
The surviving Rouen drake is starting to look very dapper.
Rouen drake, 15 weeks old:
The two Rouen drakes are now growing in their adult plumage now. I can see some green feathers on their heads now. It won’t be long before they are full greenheads. Their gray penciled feathers are coming in, and their breasts are now a chestnut color.
If you’ve seen my recent videos, they are also making the drake vocalization, which sounds like some kind of frog. It’s not a quack. Only hens quack.