A day for Ducks! Proud Mama Duck came to the backyard today to show off her ten precious ducklings. How cute is this brood? Ducklings are an unruly bunch, scattering in all directions, oblivious to the dangers that lurk. For this reason it was hard to count them until I got this pic. It seems a little early for ducks to nest. In past years, they've shown up in mid-May and June, but of course, these cute creatures are welcome anytime. Mama will have a hard time keeping up with this bunch but most duck Mothers seem to take caring for their young in stride. Congrats!!