a large brood with mum; dad was off chasing mallards away; the shelducklings couldn't seem to care less, but were intent on their grazing brunch
One male, one female and two chicks.
some putangitangi ducklings make heavy work of the Ashley River during the annual bird survey
A male one which is more colourful
Need to get a better pic of this beauty.
Family unit in farmland
Mom and five chicks. Male was no where to be found.
Photo by Justine Peacock