Tiny Perfection

This tiny Hooded Merganser duckling is about one week old. It is one of a brood of a dozen. They have spent the first weeks of their life following and learning from their mama on a quiet beaver pond.

Mama’s boy

a female wood duck with her baby, who’s learning everything from mama

Home is where my family is

a female merganser with her babies

Content together.

These two baby ducklings were floating on a log together alone after a big storm. There weren’t any adults nearby. Fortunately, other people saw several adults with ducklings in the same area the next day, so I think they were reunited.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology