Thanks to all of the rain we have been given this year (trying to stay positive) we still have a lot of water in our ‘pond’ in the pasture. It is just a seasonal pond and is usually dry by this time of year. I love all of the wildlife that it attracts during the winter and spring – geese, ducks, frogs, tadpoles, blue heron, swallows, and killdeer. It is also the perfect place for the mallard ducklings that my husband is raising. They have to be locked up at night, thanks to the many predators we have, but it is a great place for them to spend their days.
So, I let them out of their pen yesterday morning and headed to the pond.
Can you see my helper hiding behind the tree?
She is such a serious girl, but it makes me laugh when I watch her herd the ducks – she NEVER stands up – she belly crawls the whole time 🙂
The ducklings are eager to get to the pond!
and once they get there, they are off!
Doing what ducks do best – dibbling and dabbling and digging and dipping. They have a lot to say while they are taking care of their ducky duties and so fun to watch.
Kate couldn’t take her eyes off them either.
I am amazed at how well they blend into the background! Truly a ducky delight!