Extreme cuteness in my neighborhood


I was driving home recently from a morning hike and as I drove around the little pond in my neighborhood, I noticed a few baby ducks walking around on the sidewalk. I parked my car and got out with my camera. There were two muscovy ducks with 3 babies.  The adult with the white feathers on her head and chest seemed to be the Mom. She stayed close to the babies. They all walked right towards me. I’m sure the neighbors are feeding them. I sat down on the grass and started taking pictures. When they realized I wasn’t going to feed them, they just started wandering around, going about their business.  After doing a little research, it’s not uncommon for muscovy ducks to have different babies. Some are all yellow, some all look just like mallard babies and some are mostly brown like the one above. I’m going to try to keep an eye out for them to see what they look like as they get older.

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9 thoughts on “Extreme cuteness in my neighborhood

  1. HI Dina How that is a good idea and would be interesting to see them growing up. I love the tiny brown one. great shots as usual. Have a great weekend.

  2. The babies are precious, I love ducks and keep them instead of chickens for eggs. It’s hard to imagine the regular looking babies turning into the adults, and getting the strange featherless red patches on their heads. That must be quite a process.

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