Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mama Duck and Ducklings

 Mama and two of her babies

I was hoping this duck would move in closer but, sadly, she saw me and slowly swam away.
Isn't she lovely?

I think she's a mallard hybrid but I'm not sure. Can anyone identify her?
I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

44 comments:

AGATA AGATUSZKA said...

I love these creatures are cute.

Andy said...

She's a good mother.

Revrunner said...

The lighter nape and eyebrow strike me as a little unusual, but otherwise she looks very much like a female Mallard.

Carole M. said...

great closeups

Kate said...

Mama's reflection is very clear on both photos.

cieldequimper said...

I cannot imagine you scaring ducks away...

William Kendall said...

She is beautiful!

Debbie said...

i don't know what a mallard hybrid is?? does that mean she runs more efficently?? hehehe

beautiful images, sometimes it's best to keep a distance as to not upset mom!!!

i like mom's reflection!!!

see you there! said...

I especially like the picture of the Mom and little puffball ducklings.

Darla

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots, love the momma and duckings..Thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Enjoy your weekend!

Kathy said...

I just love to see those cute little ducklings hovering around and following their mama!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The ducklings are adorable!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little ones and beautiful mom! love the reflections, too!

Sandra said...

she is gorgeous.. that include beautiful and the color of the water is so very beautiful...

Small City Scenes said...

She is a sweety and very Mallardish. MB

carol l mckenna said...

Love the first shot with Mama and ducklings and the green weeds giving marvelous texture ~ creative ~ thanks, Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

rainfield61 said...

This is the first lesson to her kids.

Keep away from strangers.

Jeanne said...

Love the reflection that you have captured on this second shot, and how cute to watch moms and babies!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Little ducklings are so cute.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Your blog is amazing.Photos are very great.

Karen said...

Cute babies and mom is a beauty!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both pictures are gorgeous. The light on the birds is beautiful.

Anvilcloud said...

I suspect you're right on the ID, but it's only a guess.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute babies and mama swimming among the grasses. Nice reflections too!

RedPat said...

I don't know at all but she is a cutie!

Christian Weiß said...

A great mother and beautiful photos.

Marie said...

Sweet pictures!

edenhills said...

Don't know what breed she is, but she is lovely. Ducks are so fun to watch.

Birdman said...

Summer swim.

Stephanie said...

Yes she is!

Lowell said...

She is of the bird genus and the duck species. She's also got a lot of brown and two wee duckies. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Randy said...

Cute little family.

Ela said...

Wonderful family ! Mom takes care of their young children !
Greetings :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lowell is too funny :) you captured a very sweet family moment here EG.. looks like the general consensus is a female mallard.. Why is it that male birds are always more colourful ' that's just not on :)

Viera said...

they're so cute... Lovely photos...

Linda W. said...

So cute! Wonderful photos!

Susan said...

Aw, who can resist that beautiful scene. Lovely reflections too :D)

Lisa Gordon said...

She sure is lovely, and those babies are adorable!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Very sweet captures!

~Lindy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She looks like a female Mallard to me. And she looks like a good mama to her sweet little fuzzballs!

Stuart said...

Wonderful shots !

NatureFootstep said...

both mom and young are lovely. Nice to see as I have not seen any this season. Strange!

orchid Miyako said...

How sweet and loving photographs of mom and ducklings♡♡♡ And the reflection of wavy water is SO great(^_^)v

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

kelley jensen said...

she is lovely

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