Thursday, June 4, 2020

Spring Babies

These two beautiful Mallards are the proud parents of three babies.
I suspect there may have been more, 
but when I saw them a few days ago, there were only three.

- Male Mallard -

- Female Mallard -

- Pa -

- Ma -
- can you see the babies, one on either side -

- one baby on either side -

- two of the three babies -

- this is the last image I took of the two proud parents -
It is amazing how much goose poop one will walk through to get a good picture!

The mallards, so common but so beautiful!


  1. Hello, Debbie

    The ducklings are so cute, great captures of the Mallard family. Have a great day!

  2. Debbie, Your pictures are so good. I love those babies. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Birds are great parents! Great photos Debbie.

  4. Thank you for walking through all that poop to get these wonderful pictures:)

  5. Have you got poopy shoes?! Fantastic shots Debbie. The ducklings are so sweet. (I would love to paint one of your flutters someday)

  6. Beautiful pictures. Those babies are so cute.

  7. Aren't they ever the cutest little babies :) I love it when the whole family is together. Oh I had to laugh when you said how much goose poop you walked through, it is amazing the things we will do for a good picture :)

  8. Debbie - ah, the glories of goose poop. But so worth it for photos like this!

    P.S. Reproduction is a tough business in the natural world!!!

  9. Well I love all these pictures so much I cant even pick a favorite! ha ha Love the green shiny head males the best I think....but the little babies swimming in that shallow water is so cute too. Gosh Debbie---you just GET THE BEST BIRD PICTURES!!! They are all so pretty to look at and so close up so we see all the interesting details. I'm so glad you share them with us. Happy Friday. Y'all have any bike adventures planned? We are supposed to have showers off and on here, so not sure what we'll be up to this weekend. Take care and stay safe!!

  10. Those are cute little puffs! Beautiful photos!

  11. I'm smiling or lol on the goose poop thing. We have them across the street in a canal and they sometimes come up on our property. Yup; love the poop!!
    The Mallard photos are spectacular of this sweet little family. The male is a beauty with that color. The female is lovely and the babies are precious. Loved this one! Hugs~

  12. Well, I'm pleased you walked through all the poop to get these lovely photographs :)
    So nice to see the ducklings and mum and dad too!

    All the best Jan