Friday, May 30, 2008

In tow

As peaceful as this scene appears, behind it is a tragedy. Ducks have broods of several ducklings - I've seen some this year of nine or more on my evening walks through Dundee. To have only two ducklings following a mother duck means something happened to the greater part of this brood, and that something was not good.

Nature is tough. Even here in the suburbs.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


HeyJules said...

James, this is beautiful! I've been trying and trying to get a good image of the mother duck/goose with a brood and I haven't even come close to this. Great job!

Wanda said...

This is a beautiful picture that tells that unknown story. At least she had two....And they are staying very close to mom.

Jason said...

Is this from the Fox River? I took a similar pic of a goose family at Voyageur Park at a Fox River cleanup event a couple years ago. It is at:

Speaking of which we have another cleanup event going on at Trout Park on the Fox in Elgin. 8:30am to noon tomorrow (May 31st). Last minute for you but if you are interested just show up or call me at 847.651.8467 for details.
Thanks, Jason