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Photo: ducks & their ducklings

Yesterday afternoon we had an unexpected sighting of tiny ducklings out with their parents. We almost missed seeing them; they were camouflaged perfectly by the tall bushes and sun’s glare on the water. These little animals turned a reluctant walk into a cheerful one where they insisted we go back today to check on the nesting duck.

Duckling season. We almost missed this female duck camouflaged by tall branches and bushes. Hope her ducklings arrive soon: cute, healthy, and safe from predators pafter birth.

Below are pictures of 2 different duck families. First set had 5 ducklings and the second set had 9.

Family of 5: ducklings hanging around mama duck

In this family, it seemed the female duck was the main protector of its ducklings.

This male duck could’ve been the father. He sat on land nearby but we can’t remember if he joined rhem later. Maybe he was taking a break from duckling care.

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”

Michael Caine 

Family of 9: most ducklings follow except for 1 or 2 wanderers

Couple of ducklings wandered away and missed the photo opp
Everyone swimming at own pace.
2 ducklings are nearby but didn’t make it into the picture.

Thank you for stopping by and hope the start of May is off to a great start for you! Take care.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. Love the duck family and the quote as well. I’ve not seen any goslings or ducklings yet this season. I always love seeing the fuzzy goslings following their parents around … they sure don’t stay cute and fuzzy for long. Soon they are “teenagers” and just as fractious as their folks. 🙂

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    1. We’ve been lucky to see baby chicks and goslings this spring. It’s been an adventure to look for them. I like how nature can be entertaining and not feed into consumerism. I haven’t been to a mall in over a year, which felt weird at first but I don’t miss it that much. Covid has been a time of rethinking of what seemed normal. Sorry bit of a digression from goslings to consumerism.

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      1. No problem – I was prepared to seek out goslings in all the shoreline parks last Saturday, but was lucky and got a few families at my first stop (Elizabeth Park). I had a lot of shots, so it will be this Wednesday’s Wordless Wednesday.


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