Count 'em

Matt gets some of the credit for the pictures on this blog. Often when he goes out to do chores he’ll call back up to the house on his cell phone and tell me to “come quick with the camera, there’s a photo opp out here!” One day he came across this mama duck and her new brood, come out from hiding wherever it was she hatched them.

I headed out with the camera and couldn’t believe how many ducklings I saw! I counted, and counted again, and came up with 17 ducklings. Seventeen!

After a while I saw mama duck again and this time another duck hen was with her, so I think perhaps the first duck was just doing a little babysitting. Today I saw the two of them together again, this time on the creek. They’ve lost a few ducklings – I counted 12 today. Little ducklings paddling on the creek are pretty high on my “Cutest Things” list!

1 year ago:

So where were we?

Farm boy

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5 Responses to Count 'em

  1. Christy says:

    So cool! That must have been a great surprise.

  2. Haymaker says:

    If they lay an egg a day, and it would presumably take a week and a half to get good sized clutch of eggs, how do the eggs hatch at more or less the same time?

  3. farm mom says:

    Soooo adorable!! We’re hoping for ducklings here soon too!! :)

  4. Heidi says:

    What a beautiful Muskovi!!! I LOVE her feather color patterns!! arent those little yellow ducklings a splotch of sunshine on Earth??? Our Mallard Mamma got eatin the other day…no babies for us this year.

  5. Heidi says:

    p.s. Here from Suzannes… :)