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Guess who's back !
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Last weekend, when I went by the pond I saw daddy duck was back. The last few times I was there to check up on the little ducklings I didn't see mom anymore, only the youngsters. And now here he was, mom was a bit farther away and he was keeping the youngsters away from her. I guess he thinks it time to reclaim his wife, she has done enough mothering with this lot.

mom and dad                                                              mom and the little balls of fluff 
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the youngsters with their half-wings. They were flapping them like a "real duck" but it was very funny because their wings were still tiny, more down than feathers
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now they have full grown wings. I think it won't be long before they move out. For now they are still sticking close together.
    

Last time I went by mom was nowhere to be seen. Maybe she has a new nest to hatch ...