I know. I know. You’re tired of seeing cute little baby ducklings, but this year I’m doing my best to record all of the births so I have a full record of births for one full year. I probably won’t do this again next year.
Brood 28 has only 2 ducklings and I think they were born July 29th although they may have been born the day before. Their mom had them mixed in with Canada Geese and the farm ducks on the bay north of the City Hall. That’s unusual in that she wasn’t concerned about being near large birds that might harm them. She picked a few fights to keep the big birds away from her young, but seemed quite comfortable being surrounded by them. She’s probably a hen with lots of experience raising babies.
Note her side eyebrow and the bump on the back of her head. It’s different than the other hens which will make it easy for me to spot her in the future. Yee Haa!