Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And Then There Were None

The last of the mallard ducklings has been taken by the Hawkwaffe. We watched as, one by one, they were picked off by red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks. In spite of the best efforts of the duck mama and her gang of loyal duck protectors, and the survival skills quickly learned by the babies themselves, in the end, it's a hawk-eat-duckling world, and there's not much we can do about it.

We're really going to miss watching the fluffballs in My Florida Backyard.

Rest In Peace, baby ducks.

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