Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Duckies!

Our old house had deer in the back yard and killer robins. Our new house has ducks and geese (and mice in the garden). We live close to a golf course with a water feature and a river, and the ducks like the water. We've had a cute little duck couple waddling all over our neighborhood. We just discovered their nest--RIGHT in front of our front door. I'm super excited! Cody said he saw a bunch of eggs in the nest, but when we went to snap photos, mama duck was happy to stay on the nest. Which is good. I can see why she picked that spot, though. There's a brown bush up against the concrete stairs and several of the branches arc over the top. It's still under the eaves, so it is less wet and more secluded, even if it is next to the front door of a house. Can you find mama duck?



There's this episode of Curious George (our kids' favorite show, and the only one we let them watch with any regularity) where George sits on some duck eggs and one of them hatches and bonds with him. Hopefully we won't have to resort to making Lee sit on duck eggs... ;) But they are going to love this nest and watching the little baby ducks. Let's pray they hatch and are healthy little ducklings!

4 comments:

Heather said...

I'm so jealous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE baby ducks. :)

Laurie/Mom/Grandma said...

Now that is way cool!

Nikki said...

Oh what a fun learning experience for the kids!

Eric said...

Anything involving birds is great! Heather may have to come visit you guys when they hatch. She's not kidding about how much she loves baby ducks. ;)