Sunday morning found this family of wood duck ducklings out and about. Mom was nowhere to be seen, but seven ducklings went about their business.
They explored around the brush lining the edge of their pond.
They were finding a variety of insects along the way. Sometimes the insects are in easy reach, sometimes they're on the top shelf.
You can see the terrain their camouflage is designed for.
Even ducklings have to put up with the flies.
This little duckling tried some sort of salad, it chewed on it for a bit before deciding it wasn't very good.
Ducklings are masters of disguise. When they sense a threat, they rapidly disappear into and under the brush.
After a bit, the ducklings crawled out on a log to preen and stretch.