"First Day Of Life"
Muscovy Ducks
May 12, 2003

At first there were 22 eggs, but on the day of hatching (5-12-03), there were only 16 eggs. Ten eggs hatched, then, the mother I've named "Midnight"... for some reason decided to abandon the other remaining eggs.

Eggs hatched early in the morning, mother staying on nest until about 11:00 a.m.

Mother and ducklings leaving the nest...leaving 6 eggs "unhatched".

Mother Muscovy duck and ducklings crossing the street to go to the lake.

Going up their first street curb to get to the lake.

Arriving at the lake, the mother helps her ducklings jump into the lake and begin swimming for their "first swim".

"Bird Wonderland"


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