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!
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