Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pond Babies!

Just in time for the release date of Pond Babies:
The wood duck ducklings have hatched on Frog Song Pond! Mama and the kids are rather camera-shy, but here's a glimpse of them shot from a distance. There are at least a dozen--maybe 13. We are thrilled to see them! In the fifteen years we've lived on this pond, this is a first. Many mallard duckling fleets have been raised here, along with a couple of Merganser families, but the elusive wood ducks usually only drop by for a few days. Please wish them well!
UPDATE: Just added another photo, taken by the dock this morning!

1 comment:

hey said...

Thank you for your kind comments at

The children loooooove your book Scoot! and are thrilled to have you visit their artwork.

We spend many hours at the river and share similar experiences with teeny tiny turtles, cranes, tadpoles . . .

Nature and art, it just doesn't get much better than that. :)