The ducklings seemed bored today and were managing to get into a bit of trouble inside. So even though it was only in the mid-fifties, I decided some outdoor time would be good for their mental health and mine.
Scout got in on the fun and was, as always, very respectful of the boundaries.
They really enjoyed themselves, digging in the dirt with their beaks and munching on straw, grass and whatever they were unearthing.
I sat nearby and when I realized they stayed on the side of the enclosure where I was, I moved to the other side. They followed and found all kinds of new things to explore.
It was a successful first foray into the wild. It will be warm for the next week, so they will get a lot more outdoor experiences.