Monday, June 2, 2008

One Duck Could...

...hide another. And another. And another.....

Look who came for a visit yesterday. First a little rest in the garden before unveiling her treasure.

We had had another group of ducklings earlier in the season and I was so pleased to see them stop by. Mother duck and her brood of 8.

By the next morning, unfortuately, the brood was down to 6. Then by afternoon down to 4. I thought surely she could handle 4 ducklings on her own, but I was mistaken. The next day there were no more ducklings when she came around. It was very sad to say the least. (And I briefly thought of reporting her to social services.)

Needless to say, I'm hoping for the best for this brood of 5 as I'd hate to think of them meeting the same fate as the others.

So here they are! Aren't they just adorable? I've added a close-up of the yellow one, just because.

7 comments:

Bek said...

I love ducks! How adorable! We sing Ainsley the song, "6 Little Ducks.." you know, six little ducks that I once knew... anyways, it's a big hit in our family.

We had swans where I used to work and the snapping turtles in the river got every little baby every single year. It was so sad to see these get fewer and fewer as the days passed.

The Devil's Dance Floor said...

The ducklings are adorable! The kids and I used to go to the duck pond all the time when we were in England, I miss it!

Happy belated birthday to your little girl, by the way!

BellWookie said...

ahhhhh. These are much sweeter than the mallards we saw walking down mom's driveway or the big ol' turkeys hiding out in the meadow. Haven't seen a single deer or a kamikaze rabbit. boo! thanks for sharing.

Jus Shar Designs said...

I love water fowl. And the babies are so adorable!

Saysie said...

awww so cute!! Love the yellow one!

Kunklebaby said...

Awww-SO sweet. Hope she watches these babies :)

glasfaden said...

Cuuuuute!!!