Low tide on Puget Sound made for a great walk on Memorial Day. It was quiet and I saw more wildlife than humans. Guess the rain kept most folks inside or my little stretch of beach is just not others cup of tea. Made me happy because I did not have to pull up my buff/mask but once.
Baby birds especially ducklings are a heart tugger. This big flotilla of them caught my eye not only because of their ducky cuteness but also the number of them.
I can counted twelve in this brood plus their momma feeding in the salt water grass, seaweed and nutrient rich sound soup. Research tells us that a dozen is just about the limit of duck clutches. Imagine tending a dozen little floating rascals.
This mother seems to have taught her children well. They were floating perfectly on the waves coming in and many were feeding just like her.
I took a great little video so you can see the actual interaction they are having with each other and their world… the water. Also caught the mom stretch out on a heap of grass. Not sure if she was resting or eyeballing the water for a tasty treat.
Enjoy the little video!!