They've arrived! My babies have hatched -- and just in time for Mother's Day!
My eggs hatched out some time on Friday, and this year, I have 14 little ducklings. That's a lot even for a duck. We've been taking little walks around the courtyard, and soon, I will want to take them to water. Don't worry, I'll let you know when..
The courtyard has been quiet for almost 4 weeks, but now it is filled with little peeps. And you'll also hear me calling to them. Mammas gotta keep their little ones in line - even if they're ducks, you know.
Our walks are quite an adventure. I have to keep an eye out for danger. Thankfully, the courtyard at Christus Victor is a pretty safe place. I really enjoy watching my babies hopping up the steps. They are still quite small, and it takes all their effort to make the jump. I'm so proud of them.
When we're done with our walks, we go back to the nest, and believe it or not, I can tuck all 14 of them back under me in the next to keep them safe. Luckily, they are quite close, as siblings go.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. I'm thrilled to be a mother once again, and if you are at Christus Victor, take a look out into the courtyard. You just might see me and my large brood of black and yellow fuzz balls. Please just don't come out and bother us. It stresses me out quite a bit. After all, I have to keep my 14 babies safe from everything - even well-intentioned visitors. Just view from a distance please.