Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

For the last month or so one of our ducks (Millie) has been sitting a nest in our barn. I’ve been watching her every day. Then one day last week I saw little yellow, downy fuzz sticking out from under her and could hear the faintest little chirping. The eggs had hatched! I knew she would stay on her nest for at least a day to let the ducklings gain strength before their big journey to the pond. I kept a close watch until I saw her making the first moves to leave the nest. Since we have barn cats that might think baby duck would be a yummy treat, I stayed close by until all our web-footed friends made it safely out. I snapped some pictures of their journey, I hope you enjoy them!

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Leaving the safety of their nest for the first time! I couldn’t believe when they all came out and I counted 14 of them. 14!

 

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Once they crossed the gravel road, they came to the grass and started walking single file. So cute!

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Every so often, Millie (mama duck) would stop and let all the babies catch up before moving on.

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After a long journey across the barnyard and through a small section of woods, the new family made it to the pond. The other ducks all came together to greet them.

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Millie was very happy to be back in the water.

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Very, very happy to be back in the water.

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And now they settle into life on the pond.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Cheers,

D

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