a great day for newest members of the family

One of seven baby mallards released back to the creek yesterday.

Did you know a family of Mallards is - well - a part of the Wade family?  Basically, I just feed them daily, and they usually hang around pretty close.  Baby ducks are just too enticing to almost all of the neighboring wildlife, including fish - and don't really have a chance  So, each spring for the last few years I try to gather them up and protect them till they get close to full size and have feathered out.  What a joy it is to see them experience the creek for the first time.

Robin Wade