Last week I happened to look out the window just in time to see Mama Duck and her babies crossing the street heading back over to the creek that runs through a neighbors yard. I grabbed up my camera and headed over to snap some shots of mama and her adorable babies.
Here's mama with some of the babies in the water. They proceed back up out of the creek and into the grass of the neighbors lawn.
Mama seems to be talking to her little one's here and in the next photo as well.
At this point she's scurrying around the yard quaking at the baby ducklings. I can still hear a duck peeping behind me though and so I went back to the water and in the reeds I discovered one little duckling couldn't figure out how to get out from the reeds and onto the land. So I scooped him up (oh was he soft) and set him down on the grass he made a mad dash for mama and his siblings. You can see in the photo below how fast his little web feet were going so he could catch up with the others.
I'm just hoping none of the neighborhood cats made a meal out of these sweet little ducklings. They are just so cute!