In mid-April I start scanning our local parks and ponds for signs of baby waterfowl. Where I live, we're lucky to have two public parks within a mile of our house. Besides having play structures and sports fields, both parks have created wetland areas for the local wildlife. In addition to birds of all species, lots of ducks and geese hang out in both parks. In the springtime, we always spot broods of baby ducks clustered around their mothers near the waterways. I love to see the tiny, fluffy ducklings swimming after mama duck or trotting through the grass.
|Hiding under mama duck|
|The ducklings found something to eat|
|Jockeying for the goodies|
|Adorable little fluff balls|
|A nearby Golden-crowned sparrow|
|Yellow-rumped warbler in our backyard|