- I was quite surprised to spot young ducklings last week at Ravenswood Pond, thinking the season was past. I continued on my walk not expecting to see them again as they tend to make a beeline for the other side of the pond.
But, when I passed back by the ducklings were up near the shore. They quickly headed back out into the pond.
They regrouped and stayed together for as long as I could spot them.
The mother didn’t show any concern.
For context, here is a pulled back view. Those ducklings are out there somewhere, tucked under the vegetation somewhere between mama and the juvenile Little Blue Heron.
14 thoughts on “Make Way – Wood Duck Ducklings”
These are wonderful pictures of this mama duck and her ducklings, Elle! We had a Wood Duck pair here recently, and I only managed to see the male and female. Missed the ducklings. They’re adorable.
Thanks, Carol! I was really surprised to see the little ones, and no male in site, either. Other times I’ve seen them in the vicinity, acting as look out. Fun for you to see the pair, the males are just beautiful.
We do have Wood Ducks here but I never see them up close and have never seen the ducklings. Neat pictures.
They tend to be quite skittish, I have many pictures of ducks retreating! Thanks, glad you liked them.
Cuties! They seem very alert.
Yes, they were just zipping along checking out their world.
Just want to say how I appreciated you including the context shot at the end. It’s interesting seeing how large the expanse of foliage is and the mama duck and Little Blue Heron in among it all!
Thanks for saying so, Liz. I sometimes hesitate to include an extra shot like that, but am glad to know you found it interesting to see the bigger picture.
It’s always a pleasure visiting your posts. Neat pictures. Especially, love the closeups of the ducklings. Thanks for sharing! 😊🙏🏻
Thank you, kindly, so glad to know that you like them. Those little ducklings were pretty cute. You are welcome and thanks for stopping by!