Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Look What I Found at the Pond

I was walking down at one of our ponds today
and look what I found. Mom and her newly
hatched "butterball" duckling.
They were out for swimming lessons and doing
quite well at that! I tried to get some close ups
but didn't want to scare them . We have an
island in the middle of the pond and each year
they have a nest and the their babies there.
We do not go onto the island until they leave.
I have named it Duck Island and they reward me
with ducklings every year.
Sorry the pictures are not the best but they were
so quick , I almost fell in the pond and that would
not have been a pretty picture.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sharon Sweetie...
What a gorgeous little butter ball. How precious for him/her to have arrived in time for Mother's Day.

I love seeing him swim right beside his sweet Momma. Thank you for the beautiful share sweet friend.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Terri Kahrs said...

Adorable! Spring has sprung!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Laurie said...

How cute is that Sharon, I love to see these signs of Spring, new life is always such a blessing after a cold hard winter. Thanks for the pictures!

Createology said...

Seeing a mother duck with her little baby/ies is just too precious. Mr. C and I were sitting in a park in Spain a few years ago and we were entranced watching a mother and her 6 little babies walking along the path to the fountain. 3 babies jumped in and swam and 3 never figured out how to get in. After a while Mama wandered along and the babies followed dutifully. We have ducks here to watch but there we Spain without a care in the world watching the duckies. Very sweet photos. Marvelous May to you my dear...

Merry said...

How cute!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; I love seeing this! Thank you! Welcome spring and all that it offers!

Pearl said...

My word what a gift you have, Your world seems so serene Sharon. This would be a joy to have in the back yard. Thanks for sharing.