Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Duckling Saga

As regular readers will know, over at my sister's house she often has Mallard ducklings in the spring.  This year was no different, however the little family that arrived one day was literally gone the next - it seems they had toddled off to pastures new - we hope - as they have not been seen since!  My sister says it is VERY stressful having ducklings around as she worries about them all the time, in case other birds take them, so maybe it is as well they made a swift departure!  Anyway here are some pics of the little fellows!
7 babies with Mum!
Dad brings up the rear.

Think this one got out of line!

Sticking close to Mum
Playing hide and seek under Mum's wings!


Dad chaperones the new brood.

Off into the pond!

Forming an orderly line ahhh!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing the 2012 ducklings!


  1. What great photos - I tried to snap some the other day but they swam off too quickly. I'll keep my fingers crossed for them! xxx

    1. I should have said it was actually my sister who took the photos and emailed them to me and yes moving things are hard to snap LOL! SA:-)

  2. How mignon they are!!! Near my house, there is a stream, and I saw this spring a very lonley heron... Where did he go finally...?

    1. Herons are majestic birds indeed and it is rare to see 2 together. I am sure he will be fishing somewhere SA:-)

  3. Hello - me again! I have nominated you for an award over at my blog! xxx

    1. Oh wow thank you so much! I will pop over and have a look but I have to dash to the airport to collect DM now!! Thanks for thinking of my blog.