Duckling On Dry Land

Another shot taken Saturday morning on my ‘duck shoot’ here at my apartment complex in Alameda. This was one of the set where the mother was less than happy about me being anywhere in sight (letalone near enough to take photos). She kept her little fleet of ducklings, five in all, moving away from me most of the time, occasionally vocalising her opinion of me with the hisses that they use to warn off predators.

Eventually, she seemed to accept that I wasn’t a threat, and even let the ducklings come onto the shore in front of me. This shot was taken earlier on though, when she had them mountaineering over some artifical rocks that mask the pumps for the fountains to get away from the evil human with the odd black object that makes noises.

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