Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby ducks growing up

I peeked out the dining room window and saw some ripples in the water. At first I didn't see them but the ripples looked like something big. I grabbed my camera and went out the back door as the mallard family went swimming by. They come close to the dock hoping to be fed. Some of the neighbors feed them but I'm restraining from it. They shouldn't grow up on stale bread. This mom had her webbed feet full with 8 babies. They stayed pretty close together.


  1. Beautiful images and beautiful babies. (I can see they are some weeks older than mine at WBW this week)

  2. oh their little bills are getting so big - soon their bodies will follow! SO cute!!!

  3. There is so much to learn too !! Great shots. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. It's still too soon to tell the boys from the girls, but it should be fun trying to distinguish changes as they happen. How wonderful to have youngsters like these to watch.
    You're right not to feed them, but oh, it must be tempting, sometimes, isn't it?
    There's one young rabbit who hangs around our boulevard near our cars. It moves away when it sees my husband bringing our dog home from her walk, but it doesn't move very far.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. So fortunate is mama duck to have eight ducklings surviving at this stage! Beautiful photos!

  6. Oh Dina, these are scrumptious pictures yet again.