Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Shelduck - The final chapter

I was doubting the mating skills of the Paradise Shelducks that I had seen on the farm.  The bachelorette females and the lonesome male were living in separate paddocks, but obviously 2 of them got together because yesterday my daughter spotted a duckling.

The parents flew off and performed loudly to draw her away but she crept up and got some photos of 5 ducklings.

The were moving fast through the water and not stopping to pose for photos.

Then the decision was made to go over land......  Last seen heading north. 

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  1. The ducklings are adorable! So there was a happy ending and happily ever after too.
    Have a happy day!

  2. Great photos of very cute ducklings.

  3. Sweet little fluffy ducklings!

  4. Love the last caption. Makes them sound like escaped prisoners which matches their old school prison striped coats. Very cute

  5. They are just adorable! I'm sure you'll be seeing them again.

  6. I guess somebody was busy... Lol.... Cute little guys.... Thank you for linking some cuteness into Nature a Notes.... Michelle

  7. Hooray for happy endings. They are so cute and fuzzy...I clicked on the slide show and the photos are even better viewed that way.

  8. What do these ducks get up too when your back is turned! Nice shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS: sorry for slow reply - I have been out of phone / Internet range for most of the week - it was strangely pleasant!


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