Empty Nest – Duck Update

Well that didn’t take long! Sheesh.

Barely a few hours old and Mom has the ducklings up and at ’em.

Went out to the nest about 5 minutes ago to check on the hatching progress, it was empty! Quickly snapped a picture and got up to find them. I didn’t think the little tikes would get far. Ended up chasing them down toward the water. Mom had them half way to the water before I caught up with them. By the photograph there are definitely eleven of the little ones.
They leave the nest sooo early these days!