Caramel has 10 ducklings right now. Five are very strong, three are a little weak, and two are disobedient/independent.
|Mom's special little weakling|
Across the lake, the osprey were busy with catching fish and bonding. I've haven't seen them at the lake in April for a long time. This juvenile Cooper's hawk was eyeing them and their fish.
The female didn't like that hawk:
Also, saw lots of killdeer. Here is Castor, he and and some other killdeer were kill-deeing each other. He was seen and heard doing courtship calls and nest scrapes.
And, Squeak now had 4 eggs in her nest.
Junior, Killer Jr. and Miracle are all hanging out together. However, I now have a problem with them. They have learned that if they don't make any noise, I will probably not see them. So, they stay very quiet and Junior likes to hide behind rocks. So, I almost never know he is there unless he's fighting with someone else. Miracle will just freeze and stand still when she sees me.