Look what we saw at the lake last weekend. :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    Last weekend we went to the lake to do a little fishing with the family. There are a few mallards that like this lake. I think we have counted 7 total. It is a small lake and you are not aloud to swim or put any type of boat on the water so it is basicaly just a little fishing lake. We watched the ducks fly in and then heard a scuffle next to us where they landed. A female came flying out of the reeds and started attacking one of the males. She went crazy then flew/swam back next to us. The group of ducks that flew in started to swim across the lake. A few minutes later my hubby heard that distinctive chirping of a baby duck. We stood up and there came momma and two ducklings right behind her. [​IMG] I bet the rest of her clutch has gotten eaten or dround from the other ducks. These two were so small and cute and they could book it across the lake just as quick as momma could.
    Here is what they popped out of and we never knew they were there.
    I was walking along the side of the lake following her taking pictures.
    There is a million baby crawdads in the spot they were at. Mom was teaching them to eat the crawdads.
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
  3. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    Love to see mamas taking car of there young
  4. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    I loved it! The kids and I watched them all day. I was amazed how small the mom was and the babies were just teeny tiny.
  5. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Flock Master

    Jan 18, 2008
    awww! they're sooooo cute! thanks for sharing! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Love it! [​IMG]
  7. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Love it!! Every time I see ducks in the wild it makes me wish I carried crumble or peas in my pocket. [​IMG]
  8. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Cute! [​IMG]
  9. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
  10. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    So cute!!! Whats a crawdad???

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