Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ducklings!

I think my favourite time of the year is when the park across the road gets filled with these wonderful small creatures.

Poor duckling couldn't find its mother, luckily they were reunited a few minutes later :-) 



I thought it was weird that it looked so wet and shabby, but apparently ducklings don't only get oil glands when they get bigger (which is what makes them "waterproof" and able to float), so the only reason ducklings are able to swim around is because they hide underneath their mother and get oil from her.



The whole family "Duck"

After having enough bread, she decided to take her kids for a swim instead.


Family swim trip

We also spotted a duck with *15* ducklings, can't help feeling sorry for her having to try keep all of them under control :-)

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