Mom was very nervous because there was a red-shouldered hawk flying around, watching her. Her ducklings were very obedient to her calls.
I haven't figured out who the mom is, she might be new. But, she looks familiar (Update: I *think* it's Sweetie, Fish Food Mama's daughter. She knows all about red-shouldered hawks):
Canal Mama with her four ducklings:
Butterscotch with her three ducklings:
Here are five of the ten half-grown ducklings who might be from Fish Food Mama (but, I'm still not sure):
This one came up to me like Indy did:
She was very protective and kept threatening me even when I wasn't very close:
Giving me a "dirty look":
I saw a pair of black-crowned night herons:
The blue heron was really close to the tiny ducklings. He stole this fish from a gull:
Here is the disappointed gull:
Later, someone said she saw 12 small ducklings near the first three I saw at the same time I was there, but I didn't see them.