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What a great morning at the pond. Mom and 8 babies showed up this morning. No pictures as I do not want to scare them. Hopefully they will be regular visitors.

The babies are fun to watch. They are jumping around for the bugs. They all had some cracked corn.

I have go to work but hopefully I can get some pics in the next few days.
 
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8 babies! That's so fun! I've been watching our mallard pair for babies, but they must be nesting elsewhere and just using my pond as a spa! A small getaway for momma duck!

Aren't you feeling a little peaked @RobAmy ? You don't look so good... maybe you need to go home and (ahem) rest a bit! ;)
 
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Aww that must be so cool to have by the pond!
I have ducks regularly visiting the feeders, but they've never brought their babies!
The Cranes and turkeys do bring their babies, but I've never had ducklings!
This year I have a male with two female Pheasant that come to the feeder a few times a day, do they walk around with their babies? I would love to see that!
 
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Aww that must be so cool to have by the pond!
I have ducks regularly visiting the feeders, but they've never brought their babies!
The Cranes and turkeys do bring their babies, but I've never had ducklings!
This year I have a male with two female Pheasant that come to the feeder a few times a day, do they walk around with their babies? I would love to see that!
Pheasants would be fun
 

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Aww love them! Wish some would come and stay here!
 

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@RobAmy Alas I am sad, I have a net which would keep them out so I can only have fake ones................just not the same, but love seeing the ones you get. Do they come every year as it seems they do?
Nothing much cuter than a little ducky face!
 
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Here is our mom with her 9 babies, just a couple days old in this pic. They are a week today. Dad is a Mallard, Mom is a black and white duck. We call them our bi racial couple, the babies are 3 Mallard and 6 Black duck. We feed them daily on our porch. So do our neighbors. Pic not the quality as Rob's but the best we could do here.m_P1060770.jpg
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@RobAmy Alas I am sad, I have a net which would keep them out so I can only have fake ones................just not the same, but love seeing the ones you get. Do they come every year as it seems they do?
Nothing much cuter than a little ducky face!
We get adults ducks every year but not the babies. We did not see any young ones last year. It is a treat for sure. They just showed up around 7 pm today, nothing before then. They cross the road and that scares me to death. I put up 2 signs for duck crossing, hopefully they make it across safely.
 
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This duck pair was coming to our front porch for food all through the winter and I fed them. There are large ponds in our neighborhood and most of the ducks stay at them, but this pair likes our yard. I was hoping they would have babies and bring them here, and so they did. All 9 have lasted for over a week so far, snapping turtles and birds of prey here get most of them.

Rob, your ducks are so cute, hope yours make it to adulthood. Do yours have a tough life like ours do?
Barb
 
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There are hawks, herons, fox etc around but in years past they all have made it. I think the road is more of a risk. You never no about nature. Hoping for the best.
 
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