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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!

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Comments on: "Wood Ducklings and Their Mom" (9)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    wow! they’re getting so big! so glad to see that!

    • Hi Theresa, I am also glad considering the presence of the resident Great Blue Herons here. Good thing the pond has a lot of fat fish! Have a super nice Sunday!

  2. So cute, Linda… AND–they are growing SO SO fast…. Shame on those cows for disturbing them!!!!! ha ha

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

  3. Finally getting caught up on reading my favorite blogs again. The ducklings are getting big. Interesting that they can’t fly yet.

    • Hi Kateri, Other than the glide down from the nest when newly hatched, the Wood ducklings can’t fly until about nine to ten weeks of age plus or minus. I am really glad that these ducklings are doing fine considering the presence of the Great Blue Herons here. These ducklings will be fully flying (high and fast) soon and have been taking low practice flights already. Have a super nice day!

  4. They grow up so fast!

  5. I enjoy seeing Wood Ducks- glad to see they’re doing well!

  6. How cute, the wood duck babies. I hope they all do well.

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