Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Just "Ducky"

We have a Mallard duck that laid her eggs in our front yard again this year. We didn't think that she was going to come back this year but she did. She laid 15 eggs this year. Every day I would stay "good morning momma duck" as I passed by her to go to work. Well, a couple of days ago I saw that she kicked a couple of the eggs out. Evidently those were ones that she knew wouldn't be hatching. So, this morning as I'm heading out to the car, I looked down and said "good morning momma duck" and to my surprise I saw broken eggs. I looked a little closer and the babies were hatching!!! So, Stephi has been taking pictures all day. Momma duck took the babies over to the pond this afternoon. So, now if I want to see the babies, I have to go over to the pond and look at them. But here are the other pictures of the babies.

Here Momma Duck is taking her babies to the pond. One little baby had a hard time getting up on the curb and had to be helped.

And now Momma and the babies are swimming in the pond.