OK, so when we went on our little camping excursion, we were not too far away from the home of my parents. We were excited about seeing them, and getting together to have some fun!
I will never tire of taking photos of these pretty birds. I have always loved Canada Geese, although I am told that in some areas of the country, they have become a terrible nuisance, causing people to grow rather angry with them! Ah well….
As the sun edged nearer and nearer to the western horizon, this group headed westward, ho! Notice the second little one…it was so tiny compared to the other goslings. I am convinced this little one was no gosling at all, but rather, perhaps a little mallard duckling! I mean, HOW could that teeny tiny baby be a sibling to those others?
After leaving my parents’ home, we stopped at a supermarket to pick a couple of items. And, what should be *appearing* in the parking lot?
Yes, a dozen Mallards! What struck me most about this little band of beggars was that ten of these birds were male, with only two females. Hmmm….Anyway, I hadn’t noticed the ducks as I went into the store. However, when I returned to the truck, Ben was outside with them, throwing “breadcrumbs”? at them.
It was only after I crawled into the truck and we were on our way that Mark told me Ben had gotten into Michelle’s “doggie bag” and grabbed a handful of HER leftover fish to feed the ducks. Ben remarked that ducks *do* eat fish, after all!