Friday, June 19, 2020

Meet the Duckles

Another day at the Ditch. And look what we found!


The Duckle family. There may be two Duckle families. I suppose it's like Smith and Jones. Lots of them in the city directory. When I first encountered this family, they were having breakfast.


Then a swimming lesson. Mom's a good teach and she keeps her eye on them.


But all that swimming can wear a duck out! So, time to chill.


I love how these babies bunch close together, even though the weather was in the 80s during this visit.


It's quite the flock and helps make up for the goslings who have since departed to grassier areas (aka the golf course, which I'm sure is a big hit with the golfers.


A first they were several feet from Mama Duck, content to be in their clump.


But a loud noise sent them scurrying closer to mom. All was well.


We'll be seeing this family again.


So till then, keep cool!

Please check out my post at Summer Love Notes where I am sharing some stories of those Halcyon Days of summer, back when responsibilities were few, fun was under ever rock and days were spent with cousins on the water -- without social media! You can find that essay HERE!

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45 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How adorable. These were great photos and a lovely story to match them.

R's Rue said...

❤️

Susie said...

Jeanie, I loved seeing the ducks. All those soft striped heads are so cute. I would have loved hearing them too. We have had lots of baby birds cheeping around here. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I love how you zoomed in to get those pictures. I just want to hold one of those ducklings! -Jenn

La Table De Nana said...

cutie patooties for sure!

shoreacres said...

Our babies here are slowly disappearing -- because they're growing up, and aren't babies any more! They truly are darling when they're babies, but I confess I enjoy the teenagers. The best ones ever are our black-bellied whistling ducks. Those teens are big, and awkward, and have real attitude. I'm hoping to find a group of them this year to photograph. They're especially funny before they grow into their really big feet!

Joanne Huffman said...

So cute!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how cute! A mother’s love is great!

Pamela said...

They are so fuzzie and cute!

bobbie said...

Cuteness overload!! As always, fantastic pix ~

Anca said...

Aww, the ducks are so cute. I used to go to the park to feed the birds, but I avoided the parks this year, with the pandemic. I think I should go and see, maybe is not too busy.
Love all the photos. xx

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing the love...of nature, of baby ducklings, of your life at the ditch.

Linda Sue said...

The forth photo is just perfect! All of them are but that one is a prize!! How lucky for you to be able to be so close and attentive to the babies- they are beyond adorable aren't they? Sweet photos, all!

Valerie-Jael said...

They are really adorable, I always love how they stick together, so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeanie,
Your duck family photos just made me smile. The ducklings are so cute and fuzzy. They are an adorable sight to see. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Linda said...

~sitting here with a ridiculous grin on my face~

Jean said...

The duckling families are so cute. I read your halcyon days essay and enjoyed it. We didn't have holiday homes by a lake but we had a lot of fun in the gardens or over the fields building dens and playing all sorts of imaginative games. My first holiday was aged 10 with the family in a caravan at the seaside a couple of hours away by coach. To us it was so exciting. We were always outside with our friends or in bad weather reading, playing monopoly or some sort of crafts. No screens in sight.

Mae Travels said...

As always, your nature photos really capture the world around you.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Jeanie, how precious they are, I love watching them.

Stevenson Q said...

Lovely ducklings dear Jeanie! They are all super cute, I love them all! Happy Weekend to you and Rick!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Adorable!

GretchenJoanna said...

It's been ages since I saw a family of ducks in person. I'm not hanging out at the right ditch! Your pictures are delightful.

Susan Kane said...

Sweet little babies! Mama seems on track with them.

Marilyn Miller said...

What sweet fuzzy ducklings! I love that they scurried to be near mom.

Victoria Zigler said...

"Duckles"... Love it!

Iris Flavia said...

Awww, such cutie pies! They seem to smile :-)
Fluff-balls...

Lisbeth @ The Content Reader said...

How sweet they are. Ducklings are so beautiful.

Polly said...

aaahhh, little darlings :-)

thepaintedapron.com said...

Such fantastic photos Jeanie, and the ducklings are beyond adorable!
Jenna

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Wasn't there a song years ago that started, "I love little baby ducks"? The whole world does, Jeanie. Thanks for sharing this family with us!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Those babies are very cute.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeanie,

I am not sure if you were linking up this post or not, the link is not working for me, I can fix the link if necessary. The duckies are so cute. Adorable photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend! PS, thanks for the comment and visit.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

such cute ducklings

Miss Val's Creations said...

They grow so fast! Great photos Jeanie!

Sandra Cox said...

So sweet.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Those ducks are so adorable! Great pictures!

Anu said...

Adorable.

Pam Richardson said...

Great photos of the duck family, Jeanie. Your walk has many benefits!

My name is Erika. said...

They are sooo cute. It is so nice to see all the babies about, isn't it?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Like all young-uns, human and otherwse, the ducklings were adorable to see, Jeanie. I love the soft yellow and brown feathers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Awww so cute and utterly adorable.
Great photographs.

All the best Jan

Sketchbook Wandering said...

OMG, what a privilege for you to witness the Duckles!!!!! They are just amazingly miraculous!!!!! (And very cute!)

Prims By The Water said...

Something about baby animals you just cannot resist! Janice

Divers and Sundry said...

Awwwww :) Adorable!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

We never did see any baby ducks at our creek or lake! The moms must have gone elsewhere to nest and have their babies. I was hoping to see babies as paul would have been thrilled. Maybe next year!!

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