1Day #365 Ducks


Outside the kitchen window this morning, I saw a pair of mallard ducks and a pair of green wing teal. The teal hang around for a month or two before heading off to their breeding grounds. The pair of mallard are here year round. In the spring they fight to run off the other ducks. This past year a total of six females nested and the six mates hung around bored and waiting. This year due to weather, only one duck successfully had her brood hatch to go for their first swim.

As is the way with nature, even with a hatch of 12 ducklings, none of them survived this spring. Predators, torrential rains, cold nights and they simply disappear. Little by little one or two went missing every day or two over the course of a week.

As this year ends, seeing the ducks this morning was a reminder that with tomorrow, a new cycle begins.

Cheers to New Years,



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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

2 responses to “1Day #365 Ducks”

  1. drawandshoot says :

    Lovely shot. All the best for 2013, Shez!

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