Things Are Just Ducky #18 A day out with the kids

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Mama Duck 53021” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Tilly was very pleased with her home on the lake. She and George had such a great life with so much love that they had to start a family. And as soon as the kids were able she took them to her favorite cove on McKee’s Creek. She couldn’t wait to share the cool emerald water with her babies. Being children and full of curiosity the kids often drifted out of formation but she lovingly called to them with soft whistles and gentle nudges until they pretty much complied. She trained them on how to fan out and flush out the minnows for food and how to swim in a tight pack to fool predators into thinking it was only one very large duck on the surface. Among the more important skills for a lake duck was how to look cute for visitors and get a free meal. This one was easy for the kids to master. They learned how avoid the big snapping turtles that lay on the muddy bottom and that sometimes you can hitch a ride on the back of a tortoise if you’re not in a hurry. They learned that the big geese were usually friendly but to keep back when they seem cross. Shallow dives are fun and it’s important to shake your feathers dry when you come back up. One of the baby ducks wandered off to explore what he thought was a clump of reeds on the edge. They were standing so still in the breeze that it made him curious. But suddenly the reeds blinked which sent him hurrying back to Tilly. They all had a good laugh when it turned out to be an American Bitteren waiting for a crayfish to make the same mistake. The Bitteren squawked a disapproval at having his hunt disturbed before moving to a less crowded part of the shore. Tilly decided that this was enough learning for the day and gathered everyone into the grass to nap in the sun. She cuddled her children close and was very thankful for her life on the big lake.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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