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I was out with the camera yesterday afternoon at pond-side and accidentally startled the little family of Wood Ducks.  Mama quickly led her trio of ducklings away from the shore and way out onto the pond and across to the other shore.  She had hidden her ducklings in amongst the tall reeds where I did not at first spot them.  The Wood Ducks are quite shy and unlike the gregarious  Mallards, just don’t want to be around humans.

These ducks eat insects and tiny pond animals so I think there may be delicious worms and snails around in the reeds and rushes to tempt the ducklings.  I did not see the drake out this afternoon.  He may be resting or away with some of the other males at the nearby lake.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

By the way, the famed once-in-a-lifetime event, “The Transit of Venus” will happen late this afternoon (time for the United States of America views).  I am going to observe by watching on the NASA website  (this is an address reference for you)<http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/webcasts/nasaedge/&gt;.  Never directly look at the Sun as you could become blinded.  Treat this as if you were going to watch a Solar Eclipse.

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Comments on: "More Baby Pictures of the Wood Duclkings" (9)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    so cute! such tiny little bills.

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Yes, little bills and big appetites. Not as bad as the geese though. The Wood Ducks are smaller ducks. Have a great day and a nice one tomorrow!

  2. Oh how cute… I love seeing the little wood ducklings. I know that with Canada Geese, the Dad stays with them all… Does the Dad not stay with this Mom and the babies????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, I think that the father is off and on with the family. Less so than the geese. Have a great day! By the way, we got about an inch of rain here last night. Good for the yard and vegetables.

  3. I love the wood ducks and these ducklings are so cute! Great sighting, lucky you!! Have a great week ahead.

  4. Those little ones are really cute! They have very distinct markings already.

  5. how cute!

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