Sound the bells, light the sparklers, throw the confetti!!
We have something worth celebrating.
There is much commotion at the duck pond.
Mrs. Waddlington has finally hatched out her eggs.
Yesterday as the flock waited patiently on the banks of the pond,
Mrs. Waddlington was busy discarding used egg shells and keeping her newly hatched
brood safe and warm.
By late afternoon, it was apparent that she had more charges than she had room for.
Ducklings of assorted colors were spilling out of the nest..
"peep-peep-peeping" their hello to the waiting world.
Seeing me at the door of the duck hut with camera in hand,
Mrs. Waddlington got off the nest to issue a warning.
"Stay away from the babies!" she quacked emphatically.
A second later the duck hut was bedlam, with 16 yellow, black, and mixed ducklings
scampering all over and Mrs. Waddlington doing her best to round them all up again.
In the next few days she will introduce her brood to the pond
and I will have lots of stories to share with you.
There's nothing cuter than a brood of tiny ducklings as they learn to swim!