|A confident little duckling.|
I'm trying to catch up on putting all my photos on posts as we have been very busy over the last few weeks but I am getting there.
|The ducklings are charging around the pond.|
A big difference compared to a couple of weeks before when
they wouldn't stray far from Mum.
We went back to the Peace Flame Garden at the Wellington Botanical gardens a few weeks ago and saw a big change in the ducklings. They were bigger, more confident and very cheeky.
|Ducking (excuse the pun) under the water for bits of food.|
They were causing their parents a lot of grief.
The concerned parents had a hard time keeping an eye on their very energetic and curious off-spring.
|Time for a quick grooming session before getting back to|
the babysitting duties.
The little fluffy speed boats were a real joy to watch.
We must go back very soon to see how much they have grown now.
|Paddling around at full speed.|
It looks like so much fun.
The ducklings were keeping everyone amused.
It was a beautiful day so lots of people were at the Botanic Gardens that day.
|Mum checking on her babies.|
They were back in the water soon after this.
The ducklings would get out of the pond to have a bit of a groom in the sun and then go back into the water.
Mum just stayed up on the bank but always had her eye on them.
|Here's Dad keeping them in his view.|
The ducklings had no fear of all the people watching so put on a good show and came right up to the deck.
|Standing guard over the duck families.|
So one of the male ducks stood guard making sure that no one got too close.
It was all very sweet!!!!!