I could watch Black Ducks preen for hours.
A daily avian ritual, preening helps keep feathers oiled and supple, well-aligned for flight, and free of dust and parasites.
I personally find it mesmerizing; watching as together they all stretch and bend their necks, lift wings and extend limbs as if they were in some advanced yoga class! 😉
Every single feather is tended to in a deliberate, methodical fashion, from head to tail they go.
Reaching even those hardest-to-get-to places! 😉
And the reward for all this hard work?
Finishing up with a nice cool drink!
Then it’s right back to paddling and dabbling for these plucky little ducks.
Off you go now! 😉