Remember I wrote about the wild duck and her eggs in my backyard? Look what I found a couple of days ago. Seven ducklings.
They are cute, cute, cute, cute, cute.
Look at those baby beaks!
That zoom lens is fantastic for getting into the nest with my eyes.
I have two videos for you. The first is of the little ducklings in the nest chewing some grass.
The second has them swimming in the pool and doing all sorts of cute stuff.
They swam in the pool all day long. The mom is an early riser and got them started at six in the morning. She kept trying to teach them how to get back out of the pool. She’d jump in and back out and the little ducklings would try, but the side of the pool is just too high up for them. They finally figured out how to hop out using the ledge that separates the pool and the hot tub.
I had a great time learning how to operate the camera on all the different settings. This is way more fun than going out in the field to photograph bees.