Luke (8) brought two tiny ducks home from the feed store a couple of days ago and long story short, I have kind of fallen in love. They're adorable, and it is gorgeous outside today (somewhere around 65-70 degrees!), so I decided to run out after lunch with this precious little girl ^ to snap some photos. The best part of the "shoot" is that she follows everyone around, toddling after them as fast as her tiny two feet can go, quacking and peeping all the while. It's super funny to watch. I think they're only five or six days old, but they sure get around fast and make a lot of noise. Our adult duck (Quack Quack Junior, named after our first duck. ;) hasn't even noticed them, much to the children's chagrin. They keep taking the little ducklings down to Jr.s pen to swim in her pool.
Luke has just informed me that he has decided to name her and her brother Donald and Daisy. :) I'm not fond of birds of any kind, (which is ironic, because my siblings raise Racing Pigeons, chickens, ducks, quail, turkeys and a falcon.) But I do have a soft spot for ducklings. I mean, their feet are so cute, and so are their bills, and they're quite top heavy. :)