Friday, August 16, 2013

Mallard Babies

On a recent trip to town we stopped by Dairy Queen for a sundae.  Cherry for me and Hot Fudge for Far Guy.   We always go through the drive through, I manage a sundae in both hands until we arrive at our favorite sundae eating spot down by the river.  Chance knows I will share with him..but Far Guys chocolate is off limits.

We watch the water or kids and dogs in the park, or ducks.

four ducks

A mama Mallard led her family out of the water then she headed back to the water for a bath.  She splashed and splashed.  Water flew everywhere.  The reeds were tall, I was hesitant to get too close…a long time ago I am sure I was chased by a duck.

The babies stayed huddled together on shore.

Two Ducks

As far as I could tell there were four babies.  Good sized and already resembling their mother.  I watched where I stepped and was grateful for plastic shoes that are easy to wash off.  There was poop everywhere.  I am certain it must be from all the adult Canada Geese and not from these cute little guys:)

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18 comments:

  1. Sweet photos. The sundaes sound delicious. Hope you guys have a relaxing weekend.

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  2. They are cute. Nice place to sit and enjoy a sundae with your two favorite fellas.

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  3. They are adorable! And of course it was the Canada geese who made the mess, not these sweet little ones! :-)

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  4. Cute photo, cute baby ducks and a sundae to go with it. Doesn't get any better.

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  5. Awww.... so cute. What fun to take a sweet treat to a pretty place on a summer's day.

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  6. Yep, those Canada Geese are messy so and so's. Even us Canadians will admit to that!

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  7. Sounds like a perfect spot to enjoy your ice creams and nature . Lovely photos !I cant eat Dairy queen Ice cream at least the soft stuff something in it makes me ill but I can eat regular ice cream . We have a little ma & pop ice cream shop just up the road from us in a small port town called Scoops and they have every thing and anything to do with ice cream and it is a popular place that's where I get my fave Butterscotch ripple and Papa his strawberry YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing . Have a great weekend !

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  8. Great picture of the little ones, I don't let our doggies have chocolate either, not good for them as you know.

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  9. There is nothing cuter than baby anything!
    Shirley H.

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  10. This sounds like the perfect Sundae eating conditions!

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  11. Sorry for remembering this but some years ago I took a 55 and alive class from a guy from Rochester whose moment of fame came on the tonight show where he displayed some of his famous paintings. He used goose poop from Rochesters Giant Canada flock. Seriously! :)

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  12. Ahem, couldn't be from CANADA geese, laughing...

    Great shots of fuzzy little cuties...

    And yes, it's still stinking hot here. They keep saying it's going to cool off, and are wrong.

    Jen

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  13. What a perfect way to spend a day!

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  14. Sundae + baby duck show = perfect summer evening!

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  15. You can tell FarGuy that chocolate isn't good for critters, anyways. Truth.
    The Canadian Geese can leave a parking lot so slicked white with poop that a car can spin it's wheels. I would bet money it was them! ;)

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  16. Canada geese are poop machines! And grass gobblers! I think I should get compensation for all the pasture they eat, but they would probably send me a bill for their "organic" fertilizer!

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  17. there is something wonderful in the tone of this post. Ice cream sundaes, a dog, your favorite watching place, and ducks. So laid back August!

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