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Playful ducks play hide and seek at the pond

“I’ll count to 10.”
“Guys, hurry up. The games starting!”
“Let’s hide by that tree.”
“Ohhhhh, must hide quick. Ducks, move fast.”

Mission: “I’ll find the perfect hiding spot.”
“Did you hear that? Who goes there?”
“Forget the game: we found the oats and rice!”

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singlikewildflowers

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. Thank you Liz! You’re right…these ducks had so much attitude and energy. They were not scared of humans and got really close to us. The white ones were once pets (now abandoned at the pond) like to he hand fed. The black feathered one is a new one at the pond; first time seeing it there.
      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It was fun for me to make the captions too.

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  1. How fun – I know that joy of watching the duck antics. This is a great spot to go for you and the kids to watch these playful ducks. Ducks always look like they are smiling, especially the Pekin ducks. (At least there were no fights this time.)

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    1. This place is nice for feeding ducks and having some laughs while getting chased by some, not the geese though. It may get more crowded in the summer but it’s quiet for now.
      The ducks were pleasant this time and no neck throttling like the last time the male mallards went for each other.

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      1. I may have said that I have read that male mallards are pretty aggressive, with one another and even with females. Funny, you look at ducks who always look content, especially the white Pekins. A man and woman used to feed the ducks at Elizabeth Park. They had a gray van and a ramp that they used to roll the five-gallon buckets of corn to the ground. The ducks will see them pull up and run up the steep hill, even getting out of the canal to meet this couple. The Pekins would walk up the ramp and wait for handouts – they would hand feed them in the van. You’ll get to see ducklings – that will be fun to see and take photos of.

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