Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wood Duck Family

While walking this morning, I encountered a family of Wood ducks, 
mom & 11 ducklings.
When mom saw me, she swam upstream, flapping her wings and making lots of
noise to distract me from her babies.
 Meanwhile, the ducklings quickly swam downstream away from her.

When I didn't follow mom, she courageously swam directly in front of me,
trying to draw me away from the babies.
Wood ducks are normally very shy and fly away long before I can get close.
What a brave mom!
(Note the turtle on the bank too.)

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