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I am totally thrilled to let you know that last night at about 7:30pm. I saw a proud mama Wood Duck at this side of the pond with her three ducklings!  Three or four  ducklings is typical for many Wood Duck pairs to have.  I think these babies are two days old now.  Excuse the fuzzy slightly out of focus photographs.  The light was dim and I was quite a ways from the ducks.  I must have frightened the mother duck as she quickly started with the babies, paddling across the pond.  I hope to get different pictures another day but these ducks are extremely shy and will be more so with the new babies in tow.  I took these pictures last night.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "The Ducklings are Here!" (8)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    sweet! i hope they stay safe!

  2. Yes, even with enlargement, hard to see. Though the last one is the most clear to me. How can you tell how old they are? Very exciting, thanks for posting these!!! It is probably a sight not often seen

    • Hi Ginny, About the age – an educated guess only. I just have never seen any babies but did see the pairs of adults. Also based upon the size of other Wood ducklings I have seen at the lake where I used to live. Have a great day!

  3. They are adorable and I do hope they stay safe. Have a happy Sunday!

  4. It will be fun for you to watch their development!

  5. Wood Ducks are great to watch- look forward to more photos!

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