Apr 15, 2012

Multiple births

“Aren’t you gonna take your camera?” Denis said  as we headed out for a Sunday afternoon walk by the lake. “I guess so, but the last few times there wasn’t much to see. But okay, I’ll take it just in case.” Just in case…. we see a mother duck with NINE newborn babies in the water!

I’m so glad I took my camera. This picture only shows five babies because the other four kept wanting to play on land. They were the cutest little things and once, when another duck got too close, mom chased him away like a mad woman!

Then minutes later, along came a momma goose with her four little ones. Their dad was there too but this was the clearest photo of the babies. There were a lot of us taking pictures – some guys showed up with tripods, fancy cameras and humungous lenses – made mine look like an old Instamatic.

I’m going back next week to see if all the babies are still there. Thanks goodness we don’t have alligators here, only hawks, coyotes, and bobcats, so…

No worries.

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6 Comments on “Multiple births”

  1. Ruth says:

    Good morningJenny & friends, The baby ducks are the sweetest photo’s ever. When I take pictures of the baby fish in my(small) backyard pond,they look much less adorable! The happiest visiter to watch my fish is my neighbors’ CAT! I watch the cat watch the fish very carefully.

  2. Rhonda says:

    If you went before and didn’t see much to take any photos I can understand why you wouldn’t take your camera this time but I’m glad you did. Glad Denis talked you into taking your camera so you wouldn’t miss out and have regret. I hope the ducks are still there when you go back. I would like to see the baby geese closer. The other baby ducks are cute, but those baby geese are the cutest. I love their color. They look really soft too…
    Thanks for sharing your photos Jenny you do a great job with’em. Oh and Jenny your camera seems to be as good as the bigger ones you saw. Your camera takes really good pictures with a an awesome photographer. I have a Kodak digital and don’t do to bad with my photos. I need to practice more often than I do to be as good as you with your photos 🙂
    Great photos as always. I will be looking for more in your photo section. I love your photos 😉 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    Great pictures!! We take Teka and Kya on a 3 mile walk along a canal and there are always ducks and geese and their babies. The only thing that stinks is all their droppings along the path 😉

    I hope you have a great week!


  4. T says:

    Fantastic photo’s. The little ducks are so cute. Hopefully they will all still be there for your next visit 🙂 What type of camera do you use?

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks. I use a Canon Rebel xsi. I took almost 400 pictures today and will post some more in my photos section next week.

      • Kathy says:

        I have that same camera and I love it! IT takes great picture….not me! I get compliments all the time on my photos.

        Love your eye for cool shots!!


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