Cutest of all duck babies.










Sometimes when you go out expecting nothing, you get a big something. I was at the botanical gardens in Largo thinking I would not see much but moorhens and doves. I was focusing on taking pictures of flowers. As I was walking towards the rose garden, I saw this line of baby ducks out of the corner of my eye. Thinking they were baby mallards, I almost didn’t stop. But, since all baby ducks are cute, I decided to stop for a minute and take a break. I’m glad I did. They were wood duck babies. They mostly look like mallard babies but way cuter. The parents were keeping them close. Those baby moorhens were looking at the little parade go by like “What are those little ducks?”  I snapped a handful of pictures as they cruised by and headed on to the rose garden.

7 thoughts on “Cutest of all duck babies.

  1. That’s really wonderful to see so many wood duck ducklings that made it to that age. I hate it when I just see 1 or 2 knowing that the group started out so much larger. Ducklings and baby birds in general have such a tough 1st year.

  2. Wonderful series of captures of those wood duck babies! Missed stopping by last week – your heron shots are fabulous. I love those little green herons! Have a wonder-filled week!

  3. So many babies! I just love wood ducks. It’s awesome to see these little guys! Yep, sometimes we get surprises…I walked out my back door to get a trash bag I had filled so it could be put in the can for pickup yesterday and there was a hawk on my wall! 🙂

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