The three Wood Ducklings are doing fine and were out on the pond last evening at about 7:20pm when I snapped these pictures. The ducks were way out on the pond and were traveling from this shore to the opposite side of the pond. They try to stay on which ever side of the pond does not have a Great Blue Heron or any cows wading along the shoreline. The cattle that graze in the field across the pond often cool off by taking a dip in the cool pond and that disturbs the ducks.
The ducklings will be flying in another month but can only paddle for now. They are growing fast and are almost as big as their mother. No sign of any drakes or males. Maybe the boys are happily paddling and flying around the nearby small private community lake down the way. Who can tell? I was thrilled to see the ducklings in great condition. I look forward to seeing these ducks here in coming months as semi-residents of the little farm pond. Please click on the thumbnail image to se the larger picture. Enjoy!