Wednesday, July 24, 2013


The Mommy-Posse takes the four baby ducklings around the farm, never leaving them alone.  One mom per baby.  The bio-mom is especially protective.  I found one little duckling in the weeds on her side.  I thought, oh, no, what happened and picked her up.  Bad idea.  Mom came flying at me and I let go of the baby and ran.   I'm very impressed with the collective effort on behalf of the little ones.  There is a nest of 17 eggs up in the mow but I fear it's been abandoned.  That makes four failed nests that I know of in the last couple of years.  It also makes these four babies more precious.  I just hope they are females.  Very hard to tell with ducks.

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