Friday, April 26, 2013

Unusual Visitors

We were surprised to see this in our side yard yesterday…

In case you can’t spot them, it wasn’t just one duck… she had a clutch of ducklings waddling behind.

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Actually, there were TWO big ducks plus all the littles. One of the adults immediately started flying around and quacking at me when I stepped outside. I grabbed a few pictures and then left them to themselves – I could tell they were totally freaked out.

I’m assuming they wandered over from the wooded area that backs up to the street next to ours. I think they’re Black Bellied Whistling Ducks – which are a type of tree duck that nests in hollowed out trees or on the ground. (Thank you, Wikipedia.) Also, both parents share in the duckling-raising duties. Way to be present, Daddy Duck. Sorry for giving you such a fright. Feel free to come back to visit anytime. :)


  1. Yes! That's them! I see them perched on my roof top every morning and night, but I've never gotten to see the ducklings! How fun!

    1. The ducklings were PRECIOUS! Crazy how many there were ~ I think I counted 11 or 12. It was the water fowl version of the Duggars! :)