This year our ducks have been prolific. Eleven ducklings were hatched by two elder mamas and one duckling was hatched by a yearling mama. We watched as the father tried to kill any duckling and while the two elder mamas went after the yearling's baby, maiming it while trying to kill it. So we wanted to instill our sense of justice upon the ducks but alas, the lesson we learned is that our way is not the way of nature. There are six ducklings left. The mamas insist on going to the creek overnight instead of the shelters near the house where the dogs patrol at night.
On a recent day we found the ducks tunneling into a storm drain. We watched as they went in one-by-one. Enjoy a glimpse of the fun.