Since I still have the majority of my 25 pounds of duck mash and placing 13 ducks in small pond is a strain on their ecosystem, I've decided to visit them every few days with lunch. I know their mid-day schedule pretty well and sure enough, I found them sunning on a boulder.
I called to Mallory and startled them at first. They took off swimming.
I walked along the brush calling to Mallory and she started swimming toward me, babies some distance behind.
Mallory came ashore first. She was SO hungry and actually made cooing noises as she ate. For those of you who know me in real life... these are the "puppy baby noises" that Twinkie makes for me!
Soon enough, all the babies were headed to the shore.
Mallory always stays between me and the babies and I'm so proud of what a good mother she is!
I was so happy that all dozen ducklings are thriving.
And me??? I had lunch too! The mulberries are in season. I ate so many handfuls, I feared I would be sick!