13 Wood ducklings on a log with mom.

This is actually a family of 16 ducklings, 3 were camera shy. When I first noticed this family, they had recently hatched and I couldn’t believe how many she had. They disappeared for some time, having apparently moved to another part of the pond. This photo was the first time I saw them since they were so young and she still had all 16.

Wood Duck brood

The female wood duck brought her brood out to feed in the grasses along the shore of the beaver pond

Wood Ducklings Dozing

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology