Make Way for Ducklings

June 8, 2009

Mother duck sitting on brood of ducklings

Mother duck sitting on brood of ducklings

Mother duck puffed out trying to cover ducklings

Mother duck puffed out trying to cover ducklings

Detail of beautifully patterned feathers

Detail of beautifully patterned feathers

Every spring I watch for the arrival of baby ducklings at Green Lake.  This year I’ve noticed two families with babies, and they are now a couple of weeks old.  This mother duck sitting on her brood of ducklings made me smile.  The babies are getting too big to fit, and they hid their heads under the mother while their little butts stuck out.  They reminded me of gangly kids on the cusp of adolescence who sit all arms and legs on their parent’s lap.

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