Happy Family

From – Photoblog.statesman.com

We saw a family heading to the lake this weekend – they are Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (native to the Amazon) and nest in trees.  We live in their northernmost summer breeding range, so it’s normal for them to hatch as the heat of the summer gears up to ‘oven hot’ or, their spring.

This is not my picture – I wasn’t fast enough to get a shot, but the image is similar enough.

Our family had a dozen chicks being escorted to the water; Mom in front and Dad guarding the rear.

Happily, they all made it safely!

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