Wood Ducklings

June 15, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

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. 

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They explored around the brush lining the edge of their pond. 
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They were finding a variety of insects along the way. Sometimes the insects are in easy reach, sometimes they're on the top shelf. 

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You can see the terrain their camouflage is designed for. 
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Even ducklings have to put up with the flies. 
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This little duckling tried some sort of salad, it chewed on it for a bit before deciding it wasn't very good. 
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Ducklings are masters of disguise. When they sense a threat, they rapidly disappear into and under the brush. 
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After a bit, the ducklings crawled out on a log to preen and stretch. Wood ducklingWood ducklingWood duckling (Aix sponsa)


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