A Sure Sign Of Spring!

Walking around my ‘other’ local lake today i disturbed this family of Australasian Wood Ducks (Chenonetta jubata) resting in shallow water near to the bank.

Being protective parents they took their brood of ducklings out into deeper water.

(More detail can be seen by clicking on the photos to enlarge them).lovewillbringustogether - australasian wooduck and ducklings2The ducklings follow Dad to safety while Mum makes sure no-one gets left behind. 🙂

 

lovewillbringustogether - australasian wooduck and ducklings1I love that the ducklings look like they are wearing little brown crash helmets!

Spring might not technically be here yet but it certainly cannot be far away. 😉

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