Two blocks from our home is a "forest." Sometimes we walk through the forest to the "park by the lake." Springtime means this little adventure includes baby ducks.
Three of my sisters have been visiting us during the last week. This was their first trip through the forest!
Ducks were meant to be fed by kids. Kaia and Harry both loved crumbling crackers for them!
Kaia even "pet" a duckling. She was so thrilled about it that she jumped up and down in place at least ten times after she touched it!
I know it looks like Harry is grabbing a duck. He isn't. I promise.
Here's a close up of our "ugly ducks." Does anyone know what this guy is? The females seem to have more white on their heads and necks. I hate not knowing their official name.
Did you know that ducks will eat grass, other plants and seeds, bugs, fruit, fish, and more? The sides of their beaks are shaped like combs to help strain insects and small animals out of water! And those cute little ducklings were born in a nest lined with down their mother plucked out of her own breast!