Saturday, January 10, 2009

camera Critters: Ducklings

For this weeks camera critters I have a couple of duckling pics that I took at the Maplewood Nature Center back in August.
I am not sure what type of ducks these are, it is pretty hard to identify them at this age. There mother was around also but many of the female ducks look very similar.
These two would spend the day eating bugs and other protein that they found in the water. When it was time to sleep they would go under the boardwalk. This provided them with protection from many of the raptors in the area, which would be very happy to ind an available duck chick, but it was probably a bit of a problem when people were walking on the boards over head.

15 comments:

People with Cameras said...

OOoooh ducklings are my fav! Look at their little feet under the water...so cute.

Karen said...

Those are really good shots. I like how you can see the ducklings foot, in the bottom shot..

Mimi said...

Great shots!

dAwN said...

Oh such sweet little things...the first duckie looks like he or she is smiling...

Larry Jordan said...

Everyone loves ducklings don't they? They are very cute, to be sure. Just makes you smile doesn't it?

Norm said...

what a cute ducklings, I love too. Visit my ducks here and have a nice day.

Aluajala said...

Ooh such darlings! Look like mallard ducklings.. and like rudy shelduck ducklings.. don't know they're just cute!

Dianne said...

I love their fuzziness :)

BABOOSHKA said...

Adorable little cuties.

i beati said...

they just make you happy to look at them don't they Sandy

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Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh they are so cute, love how you captured them

Greyscale Territory said...

So very cute and photogenic! Adore these shots!

Misty Dawn said...

They are so cute! Who can resist a little duckling? Cerainly not I! Adorable photos!

Manz said...

Cute... they could audition for a tissues advert... ever seen those ads with the ducks?