More on the neighborhood yellow rubber duckies!

More pictures from my short time with a muscovy duck family in my neighborhood. I took so many pictures. I couldn’t help it, they were so cute.  It was funny to watch them trying to get back on the grass one by one. They looked smaller than the grass blades. That last one hesitated for a long time before heading in.

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Another chapter of “So many babies”

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I stumbled on this muscovy duck family at Lake Morton back in late May. They were so cute. They stayed close together and close to Mom. I rarely see all yellow babies so this was a treat.

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Near the duck family, hidden in the reeds along the lake, was a family of limpkins. There were 3 babies that were very shy. I couldn’t get them all together. They did not want to stay in one place very long. Mom wanted to take a nap and the babies kept moving around.

A little dose of cuteness for the morning.

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Baby ducks in the neighborhood

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Saw these little guys on the other side of the fence. There’s a pond in my neighborhood that is fenced in. The baby muscovy ducks were taking a nap recently when I drove by. I pulled over and snapped a few pictures.

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This was another family napping along the pond. They were a little older than the previous family. They were also muscovy ducks.

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Taken with my phone, 3 times recently I’ve had to stop and let one of the families cross the road on my way to work. This time they plopped down on the road and did not want to move. The car behind me honked and then went around. They eventually got up and headed on to the grass.

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An even older family. These babies are starting to show their muscovy colors.

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The 7 babies still stay close to mom (on the right). I’ve been seeing them every morning for weeks now hanging out along the way out of my neighborhoods.

Three late duck families in my neighborhood in early August. It will be interesting to see if they stay in the area long term.

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Extreme cuteness in my neighborhood

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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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