Was down at a lake today with my 18month old and we were watching this mommy duck with 5 babies. So cute. then we went around the otherside of the lake and found a pair with 1 baby. When we left i heard this flapping, turned around and the pair had flown away and left their single baby in the middle of the lake calling after them! They flew pretty far, couldn't even see where they landed, but it was not even the same body of water. That poor little duckling was calling and calling. It was too young to be alone made me want to cry to hear it so sad and scared. Someone tell me this is normal and that the parents will fly back or that single mommy with the 5 babies might take it in. ~ Otherwise I might be out at the lake tomorrow trying to rescue a duckling.