It seemed to us (and possibly her, too) that this year-old female duck had been sitting on her five eggs for-EVAH, but yesterday morning she hatched out four little ducklings. (One egg was partially hatched, but the duckling didn't make it.)
That was early yesterday morning and by the afternoon she had her babies out and exploring their new, big world. What miracle of nature!
This picture isn't the greatest (the fourth duckling is hard to see in the grass just under the mama's tail) but we didn't want to get too close in case we upset the little family.
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Although thunderstorms were predicted over last night, all we heard were some distant rumblings. This morning has dawned dark, humid and heavy, although not very warm. The temp is 60°. I could sure use a day feeling comfortably closeted inside here at my desk or working on food preparation in the kitchen. And if Mother Nature would give us a soaking rain that would be perfect.
Hope you all have a great weekend!