We purchased a beautiful new home a little over a year ago. It didn’t take long to discover that we have a plethora of wildlife, as well as many different birds here, including a few different types of ducks.
Last year we watched a pair of Mallards waddle across our front lawn daily; they would hit up the neighbors bird feeder, then waddle back over to the pond. After a while, we noticed the female duck wasn’t coming anymore and figured she must be sitting on her nest. We kept waiting to see some little ducklings come along, but alas, we never did. *sigh*
Fast forward to this year. A little less than a week ago, Mama Mallard came trotting across our yard with ducklings in tow! Woot! I quickly grabbed my camera, and these were the photos I was able to get before she got her babies hidden back in the tall grasses by the pond.
Coming from the bird feeder, and moving at quite a rapid little pace!
Almost to the dirt road that leads to the pond.
I can’t believe how well the little ducklings blend into their surroundings! :)
9 beautiful little babies.
Close-up number one …
Close-up number two.
Making their way back to Daddy. ♥
Happy Sunday, friends!
I hope you are enjoying your own little families today. :)