Monday, May 21, 2012

Diving Lessons

Living with the ducks for ten days this year, I got to see a bit more of the training that their mom  gives them to survive in the world. When they were about a week old, she took them all in the jacuzzi for a diving lesson.

This was the first time I saw the babies go underwater and zoom quickly both under and on top of the surface!

Mallory would work with a few of them at a time as they seemed to pass muster, they were allowed to get out of the jacuzzi and go sun themselves as their siblings continued the lesson.

8 comments:

rottrover said...

You are the Duck Whisperer...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It must be so interesting to watch. Mom had canaries nest and make babies twice, so much fun for the kids to follow their development.

Woos - Blue Eyes, Thunder Dunder, Prissy Sissy, and Flash a.k.a. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

24 Paws of Love said...

That is so cute!! What fun they must be to watch and study. And I think it is interesting that Mallory came to you when called (earlier post) You've got a friend for life!! :)

harrispen said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy

Dory and the Mama said...

How awesome!!!

Smileys!
Dory

Mango said...

Teach 'em right and they will grow up to be good ducks like mom. Must be hard work for her.

Slobbers,
Mango

Priscilla said...

You're awesome, too!

Linda@VS said...

Isn't nature wonderful? Mallory's a wonderful mom.