Yeah, well, ducks are like that too.
You can have a nice purchased watering station, scrubbed each morning and filled with sparkling fresh water:
And a larger container that they like to take turns bathing in, also refreshed 2 or 3 times a day:
And their very favorite spot to get a drink is . . . you guessed it . . . the mud spot:
They long ago got all the bugs out of there, so it’s not that. Sophia suggested that maybe they just built up the habit and are still hopeful they’ll find a bug!
They are super bug chasers, by the way. We have some enormous reddish moths that have appeared in the last couple of weeks, showing up at twilight for whatever moth-y reason. The ducks love that for a bedtime treat. Of course they are fabled at slug control, and lately I’ve noticed them catching flies, always handy! It will be interesting to see how the mosquito population is affected next summer. We’re loving our bossy muddy ducks!