Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Just in time for Easter...

...the first chick of the year. There was only one that we could see in the whole pond, I don't think I've ever seen just one solitary chick before. Usually there's a whole little flotilla paddling along behind Mama Mallard. And this one was tiny, too - C didn't even see it till I pointed it out. He kept calling it a micro-chicken.

I've no idea what came from this egg - it was quite a way from the pond banks, so I doubt if it was the little mallard. But there were no nests that I could see overhead, either.

1 comment :

  1. I have to think that mama is a little happy she won't have to keep tabs on a whole flotilla. It is adorable.