First Brood!

We were told yesterday that the first brood of ducklings had arrived.
After our field trip this morning, and arming myself with my Nikon camera, we set off for  a walk this afternoon in the park in the hope of seeing them.

We met up with a couple who live down the road and have a black labrador called Ralph.
He is adorable, a little ploddy now, and has been put on a diet, so he’s forever sniffing pockets in the hope for treats. He is also very vocal to his human friends!
They told us that the brood consisted of 11 ducklings, but we were only seeing 7, so four were missing. This always saddens us when babies are lost so early, but this was not the case as four lone ducklings came round the corner when the other 7 and Momma had gone by. This group is all over the place, not swimming together with Momma duck as we have seen in the past, but I got some pictures.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to First Brood!

  1. That’s lovely, Di.

  2. Liz says:

    Awww. Lovely to see.

  3. KL Caley says:

    Aww this is lovely. KL ❤

  4. Sadje says:

    Aww, they are adorable

  5. What a beautiful representation of spring. Thanks for sharing Di.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Adorable! Spring has really come – finally!

  7. Such beautiful photos! baby ducklings have so many predators after them. ANy that make it to two weeks old do so well!

  8. Oh, how sweet they are!

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