Make way for Ducklings

Although different birds mate at different times, spring is in fulls wing here in New England. So it seemed strange to me that I had not seen any baby ducks.The swans are still on the nest and the Canada Geese have tons of baby goose-poop machines.

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I spotted a baby Osprey but where are the ducklings?

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There’s a little pond near my house so I took a drive over there with the camera. I brought along a book and settled in to read and watch the birds. There were lots of Canada Geese, no goslings here, however. There were some gulls and few Mallards but no babies of any kind.

I rolled the window down and started reading my book. The birds wandered across the road from the pond to the lawn on the other side and back again. Several geese stopped to check the car out. Apparently trying to figure out what this thing was in their path.

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I’d been there about 20 minutes as the mixed flock crossed back to the lawn again when I saw a Mama Mallard with quite a brood of ducklings. I bet she had a dozen! The babies were swimming and diving like corks while Mama chased away all adults, even the much larger Canada Geese!

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Happy now that I can add ducklings to my list of babies, I decided to make one more stop before I headed home.

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While the “Majestics” wait for their eggs to hatch, several Canada Goose couples have already seen  their eggs  give way to fluffy goslings.

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The families mingled until no one seemed to know which baby belonged to which parent.

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I guess even geese have family cook outs on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Soft Kitty

Anyone out there a fan of the Big Bang Theory?

If you are the you know when Sheldon gets sick he has to have someone (usually Penny) sing “Soft Kitty” to him.

Where is this going you ask?
Well the other night the rerun I was watching had Penny turning the tables and asking Sheldon to sing to her. I like the little ditty so I was singing along.


All of a sudden there was a thud as Rocky jumped down from the top of the wardrobe. He raced around the chair and sat down at my feet and stared. At first I didn’t make the connection. (Stupid Human)

The song ended and Rocky started to walk away. As he turned his back I started singing Soft Kitty again. He turned right back around. He lifted  a paw up and gently tapped my knee. So cute.


So I sang it again. This time he hopped up on the arm of my chair, stretched out on his side and stared at me the whole time I was singing. If I stopped his tail started whipping around like he was very angry. He was fascinated by that song.

I tried it again last night. Same reaction. He just loves that song! He even looks like he’s smiling.


Other songs don’t  get his attention like that!  Soft Kitty, warm kitty , little ball of fur….Happy kitty, sleepy kitty , purr, purr , purr.