Monday, May 9, 2011

Babies!

There is so much going on at the homestead these days, I have trouble finding the time to document it all. Just one of the many happenings around here? We have new babies ;) Yep, plural.

Last year Jeremy built a little home for our animal friends, in hopes that some wood ducks would take up residence and raise a little family by our pond.

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Is that the sweetest little home sweet home? I think so too :) So, a couple of weeks ago Jeremy noticed a duck hanging around. After investigating a bit, he found that she was, in fact, laying eggs in that little home.

So we waited patiently, knowing that the chance of seeing any ducklings was slim to none. Once the eggs have hatched, Mama and babies hang around for a mere few hours before taking off.


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Imagine our surprise when Jeremy came tromping up to the house to inform us that there were ducklings down at the pond! We grabbed our cameras, and off we went! Quietly, of course. We didn't want to disturb them.

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This is what we found when we got down there. SQUEAL!


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Are they the CUTEST things ever???

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And a fun little story: If you take a close look {sorry about the grainy photo but I don't have a zoom lens, so this is severely cropped}, you'll notice that two of those little guys are a different kind of duck! Apparently another mama laid a couple of her eggs in the nest, and this mama kicked her out before they hatched. Don't worry, though, she's apparently adopted them ;)

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12 comments :

jennohara said...

Oh my gosh!! Adorable!! I love how there's a couple different ducklings!

Foursons said...

Oh my goodness, I love all those mohawks! What fun to get to see them all. I had no idea ducks laid their eggs up high like that.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

How cute are they! And really two kids of ducks...that is the coolest thing ever!

Holly said...

ohmygosh they are so cute with their fuzzy little heads!

MomBrose said...

Wow!! So cute! And how precious is that photo of daddy with his girls? :)

MiMi said...

Ack! Those are ADORABLE!! We used to have ducks, but we NEVER saw the little duckies!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Baby ducks are the cutest; love them.
I had NO idea that they laid their eggs UP that high????

He & Me + 3 said...

What cute duckies. I am loving their wild hairdos. LOL

Jenny said...

That is so darn cute! LOL about the adopted babies!

Kasey said...

Absolutely breath taking. I love nature!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

What a treat to be able to see that!

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! That is the cutest thing ever! I want to adopt them! I wish I lived by a pond. I would totally copy this idea. Great pics. How funny that two of them are different!

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