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I was out in my yard walking toward the pond when I heard that distinctive Wood Duck whistle and then saw the three ducklings and their mother frantically start paddling away from the shoreline.  They quickly paddled across the pond to the safety of the cattail reeds where they hid in the thick reeds and rushes.  These are the same family of Wood Ducks that I photographed earlier and have posted about here.  I have not seen any drakes around the pond at all in weeks.  The ducklings sure have grown a lot in the past month and I was so happy to see them again!  I took today’s pictures of the Wood Ducks on June 25, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "The Family of Wood Ducks on the Pond" (8)

  1. Hi Linda, You must have been on vacation… Sorry you had to come home to such horrible heat. Can I use the word, miserable!!??? Gads…..

    Hope your critters are all okay.. Glad there is still some water in the pond. Everything is just horribly dry here. We have been trying to water our plants early in the morning and/or late in the evenings… But the grass is BROWN….

    Good pictures of the ducks.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, We went to Alaska on a one week cruise and we just relaxed the other week. Alaska was cold (38-50’s depending on which port). We enjoyed the trip. Not much wildlife in sight due to the bad weather. Oh well. I did not take the Nikon and took Eagle pictures with the Olympus snapshot camera. My long zoom lens was still at the factory being repaired. I just got it back so the long-range pictures await me. Yes, it is hot, hot, hot here! Dry too.

  2. Your wood ducks were welcoming you back home. I hope you enjoyed your two week away. Great shots.

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, we had a wonderful trip for a week on an Alaska cruise. Unfortunately the weather was foggy, overcast and either outright cold or very cool. I think Alaska is likely best at the end of July. We saw some Bald Eagles, a few Trumpeter Swans and a Seal. No whales. Oh well. Glad we are home. Have a wonderful coming week!

      • Hubby and I have done the Alaska cruise in June out of Seattle. The year we went they were having record hot temps in June. It was in the 90’s there, everyone was in shorts the whole week. We had a great time, only saw a quick glimpse of an Orca whale. What cities did you stop at, we did Glacier Bay, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.

      • Hi Eileen, We did the Seattle, Juneau, Skagway (we went over to Haines on our excursion to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve), Tracy Arm, Ketchikan, and Victoria. We decided not to of to Victoria as it was evening and raining. We relaxed on the Golden Princess ship. Liked the trip even if it was a colder one. It was thankfully dry in Ketchikan by the way.

  3. Good to see you back! And your ducks waited for you!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, we have had the Wood Ducks here as well as the Great Blue Heron. The Canada Geese are usually here in the very early morning then they walk down the road to the nearby lake to spend their day at that spot. Have a wonderful coming week and thanks for your nice thoughts!

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