Pekin peeking at herself

At a friends place parked in their paddock overlooking the coast. They have a large pond with several pekin ducks including a mother one and 4 tiny ducklings. Due to the position of their place and even with high surrounding bushes, the ducklings are invariably picked up by large birds and taken away never to be seen again. We watched an attempt by a big black backed gull who was frightened off by our shouting. The two drakes got rough with another female and just about drowned her! She paddled to shore and proceeded to groom her ruffled feathers completely forgetting her family still paddling around by themselves on the pond. We held our breath!
Three good things:
1. In the morning the ducklings were still there!
2. The sparrows in the huge hedge next to us made such a din at dawn. However we slept in.
3. Their huge vegetable garden was a veritable wonder!
What a sweet capture - but not such a sweet story -- how can nature be so cruel -- it is always the survival of the fittest , isn't it !
posted December 7th, 2017  
Great capture
posted December 7th, 2017  
Yep, I'm gorgeous! Cute!
posted December 7th, 2017  
Lovely perspective to see the reflections and duck family...#1 Yay
posted December 7th, 2017  
lovely reflections
posted December 7th, 2017  
Great photo and story!
posted December 7th, 2017  
Wonderful pic and narrative! The reflections are lovely, as is the cute duck family.
posted December 7th, 2017  
Lovely image and cute babies!
posted December 8th, 2017  
More great colors, Maggie!
posted December 8th, 2017  
So very lovely, reflections & beautiful colour.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Ahí beautiful
posted December 8th, 2017  
bep
A lovely image, what a cute duck family.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted December 8th, 2017  
quite adorable.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Lovely place and shot.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Love...mama is checking out her reflection. I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright, and I pity any girl that isn't me tonight! :)
posted December 8th, 2017  
@gardenfolk A very adequate song to go with this photo, thank you Miss CC! Not much goes on in those heads,though - typical blonde!
posted December 8th, 2017  
fantastic image with a great reflection of her
posted December 12th, 2017  
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