Pekin Ducks are a white breed of dabbling duck which was domesticated over 2,000 years ago in Asia. They were bred to produce large eggs, good meat and to be attractive to the eye. Pekin Ducks are mainly found on farms but occasionally one will escape and be found with mallards and other duck species.
Here is our bird list from this snowy and -4 degree morning:
Species list: trumpeter swan, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, pekin duck, bufflehead, common goldeneye, greater scaup, long-tailed duck, common merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, mourning dove, black-capped chickadee, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, northern mockingbird. (20 species)
This morning’s group:
A fox the colour of cinnamon whirled into my ken
I thought we might become buddies.
The fox said now and then.
Then he turned with a swish
I did not get my wish.
He decided he would stay with his old friends.
Now I am at loose ends. – Adele Koehnke