Monday, May 21, 2012

Mama Mallard

We caught Mama Mallard taking a short break from her eggs to have a drink and a bath.  We got so tickled watching her splish and splash about in her little ducky tub.  She only took about a ten minute break and back to her eggs she went.  She's one dedicated gal! 
It doesn't take much to entertain us. :)  






She loves to sing in the rain.
We are spraying water on her. :)



Break time is over...

Can you see her?


20 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I think she likes her new above ground pool!

Val said...

these are great...how much longer til we hear little quacks????

Sandra said...

this has me smiling like a loon. she is so precious in her NOT hot-tub. her very own spa. great idea for the tub and shower. love love love this post

TexWisGirl said...

that is so sweet! i love that you put out a tub for her AND that she uses it and enjoys her shower, too! :)

That corgi :) said...

So cute!! I would have enjoyed watching her too!! Very diligent mom indeed!

betty

troutbirder said...

I love it... As to entertainment, we spend many hours watching our neighbors baby goats from our front porch..... and find it more entertaining than most of the junk on TV these days. :)

EM Illustrator said...

Great pictures - love it! She seems to enjoy that little dip. Have a lovely day!

Eva

Ann said...

You can't beat free entertainment like that.

Chatty Crone said...

Is she a duck you take care of - who put the bath water and drinking water there. That is so cute. She is a goo mama! Love, sandie

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Marie, I love it that you put out a pool for Mama duck. It looks like she really enjoys her break time. But being a devoted mom she doesn't stay too long. I'm looking forward to seeing her little ones.

DeanO said...

The "Ducky tub", I love it :)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Geese, ya provided her with her own water-park!!! What fun to watch her brood hatch!

She thinks she's in the resort glades there!

God bless ya and have an amazin' day!!! :o)

Deb Crecelius said...

I've always been easily entertained.
I would be watching this constantly to see if anything changed :)

Haddock said...

That is true about the birds. The red vented bubul that made a nest in our place used to go for short breaks giving me just enough time to click the eggs.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

That is so cool to see. Looks like you are doing a great job, Marie.
Can't wait to see the baby chicks. She is lucky to have you as a Guardian Angel. :)

Catherine said...

I love it! How wonderful that mamma duck has her own pool to have a quick dip in. It's going to be fun watching those babies!
xo Catherine

Annmarie Pipa said...

that is definitely entertaining!!

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SerenaB said...

I wish I had a sweet Mama duck in our yard! I would be entertained until they moved away in the fall! I can't wait to see the pic's of the babies! Have a fabulous weekend sweetie!

Amanda said...

How sweet is that?!?!?!? Can't wait until we get to meet her little ones :)