Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mallard Fuzzies


These mallard ducklings were on a lake not from from my home. The way the little ones took turns popping up looked like the duck version of Whack-A-Mole. This was the first and last time I saw them. Fortunately, I took some photos while I had the opportunity.











43 comments:

Kathy said...

Thirteen ducklings! I do hope that's not an unlucky number for this sweet little mama! These photos just have "precious" written all over them. I think you should repost this for Mother's Day!

Linda said...

That is a passel of ducks! They are so cute, but I laughed out loud at your "whack-a-mole" comment! Spectacular photos!

Pam said...

Sometimes one has to standout in the crowd.
You captured some amazing action here, Brian.
cheers

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

LOL..They are so cute, even in this awkward stage.

TexWisGirl said...

they're adorable. look to be a couple of weeks old - hope they all make it. you need more models. :)

Terri Buster said...

Aw, how cute! This was a great find- I never have my camera with me when I need it!

Pamela Gordon said...

So cute! Glad you got the photos to share. Have a good day!

NatureStop said...

They are really cute and I love the last shot!Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Shantana

bailey-road.com said...

These are wonderful shots, Brian!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

All from the same mama? She's gotta big ol family, now... 15? I count 15 in that 1st shot! WoW! =)

Debbie said...

someone always has to show off!!

great images brian!!

MTWaggin said...

That is some brood! Very nice shots and don't babies just make ya smile!?

Dave said...

Brilliant - did you notice that you have just about managed to catch the eye of every bird on nearly every image..... superb work here

Adam Jones said...

Wow! I've never seen so many ducklings. Great photos.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Thanks for the smile today. The ducklings are so cute. I love how they keep popping up. Great photos!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Whack-a-mole. Cute. I thought, "Show Offs." Really like the last pic catching their reflections.

mick said...

Great photos of very cute ducklings.

Gary said...

Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Connie Smiley said...

Amazing shots, BJ! The pop-ups are darling. Definite wall hangers, or book cover...

eileeninmd said...

Wow, that is one huge family. Great sighting and your photos are awesome.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest series ever! It's really great that she still has that many by this stage..wow, either she's the best duck mom ever or its a really safe Lake ... or both! Wonderful.

Adam Tilt said...

Wow now that is a hell of a family. Rather her than me! Great photos.

Deb said...

wow now that is a big family...great photos Brian....

Marie said...

Truly adorable! That one seems to want to see over the heads of all the others! :-) Great photos!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

What a rolicking little group. Thank you for sharing such happy photos.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

What a rolicking little group. Thank you for sharing such happy photos.

Andrea said...

Mama Duck has her hands full, not just in numbers, but some of them seem to have ADHD. Hope they all survive, they are so sweet. What can I say about your pictures ... you outdo yourself every week.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

lol @ Whack a mole! Adorable photos!! I'm going to have to check out World Bird Wednesday!

Tammy said...

Great photos Brian! They are just too adorable! That is one big group of ducklings for that mama to keep up with!

missing moments said...

They are so cute. I hope they all make it but usually they don't ... sigh!

Kusum said...

Ahhh! Those ducklings are cute! They always make a great picture!

Springman said...

And I thought three was a crowd! Well done Brian!

barbara l. hale said...

They are adorable! Great pics!

Betty Roan said...

Wonderful shots of these adorable critters.

Nancy said...

That's alotta kids! Such sweet captures, Brian. Love!

Kerri said...

Oh how sweeeeet!

NewMexiKen said...

That is a funny sequence! I had the opposite happen to a brood of day-old Muscovy Ducks on our Florida lake. One disappeared before my eyes-- permanently. A Largemouth Bass took it whole. Over the next several days the brood diminished from 11 to just 4.

Liz said...

Another amazing post and a beautiful series. Those ducklings are too cute! I love the little feather & wing stretches!

Liz said...

And that lens you have... amazing!!!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

I love that last image. such clarity, excellent work

joo said...

They are so cute!

Val said...

These shots just make me smile!!

Modesto Viegas said...

Good sequence!!!