Wednesday, April 2, 2014
More of Snowie's babies
Despite it being very cold and rainy over the last couple of days, Snowie still has five ducklings. The yellow duckling and a black duckling (the yellow one was picked up by a kid and he may have picked up a black one, but put them back and I did see them after he left) were missing. It's not unusual to lose two ducklings in three days, especially in the area she's raising them in. The blue one seems to be struggling a bit and is the most affected by the cold weather. It is so cold that there is snow in the mountains. The ducklings were cranky and peeping a lot.
When I first found the family, Snowie was fighting off another male, but her mate and son helped chase them away. Then, her ducklings hid under the floating dock. The gray duckling got stuck under there, but eventually found his way out.
Here is the gray duckling whom I named Baby Baby Blue:
Here he is with one of the three black Swedish ducklings:
The little mallard is still there:
Here is the another Swedish. The ducklings showed no fear of me and ran right up to my feet. It makes me wonder who else they run up to:
There's also news that the Canada geese at the lake are nesting and Picked-On seems to be feeling better and is eating again.