When I first got to Crescent Lake Park, I saw the muscovy babies hiding under a bench.
Later on, after my lap around the lake, I saw the family walking around.
The babies were sticking close to the parents.
Another adult came walking by and was causing trouble. It seemed like he didn’t want the family near his corner of the park.
The parents closed in on the babies.
They were yelling at the other muscovy duck to stay back.
They start off so cute. Look how pretty that yellow ring around his eye is. He is already starting to get the weird pattern near his beak.
Eventually the family moved on and kept walking around the park.
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I’m enjoying your follow-up on the Muscovy babies, I am intrigued how they get the red patches on their faces.
They are kind of weird but cute at the same time.. Great shots, Dina!
Wonderful shots of the Muscovies! Nature does have such delights for OWT!
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
It’s a bit like ‘The Ugly duckling’ story in reverse.
HI Dina Interesting to see the ducks at this stage of their development. I have just arrived back after a 6 weeks holiday in Africa and have LOTS of photographs to edit and share (eventually)
If only they could stay little forever! Those babies are so darn cute, not exactly how I’d describe the old folks! Smiling at your title and as always great pictures.
i have a soft spot for muscovies since we had a small flock here at one point (until we brought home two canine rescues that drove them off/eliminated them).
Neighbours can be troublesome and territorial. Interesting to see the dispute and yes, the babies sure are cute.
I like muscovies, terrific shots!
It’s so interesting to see birds or animals interact with one another, especially when there’s a ruckus. I suppose the laughing gull doesn’t eat anything dead. Great photos of both kinds of birds! It looks like a rewarding walk for sure!