Sunday, May 30, 2010

Proud little mom with a huge, thankless job

Proud Little Mama with a Huge Job
What a lot of ducklings for such a small bird! I assumed that this Wood Duck was babysitting for another duck along with leading her own brood, but when I checked Wikipedia, it said the Wood Duck hatches up to 14 eggs. She is trailed by exactly 14 little ducklings. Must have hit the jackpot.

Photographed on Stricker's Pond in Middleton, just west of Gammon Road, near Tiedeman's Pond. View Large On Black

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