This is not my normal sort of post for World Bird Wednesday but I thought the behavior of the female Mallard extraordinary in that she brought her brood right to me. I had stopped on a levee to take a break during my mountain bike ride. I could hear baby ducks peeping in the nearby reeds and thought I'd seek them out when I finished my apple. Just as I was preparing to leave here comes mama with all her babies following along. I honestly think she was proud and wanted to show them off to me. This is not a tame city park Mallard either - pure wild. And too, these little ducklings were so damn cute I had to show them off myself for World Bird Wednesday.
This is linked to Pine River Review