plus 5-7 ducklings
Young duck. Other family members elsewhere on the pond.
Three or four nearly-mature ducklings that were with their parents in the pool.
Young ones. Parents present but not pictured.
Family with mother and daughter having a nap.
Six (or maybe seven) Paradise Shelduck ducklings. The parents went off in opposite directions doing marvellous displays of various disabilities but the babies just kept running ahead of me going where I was also headed. This isn't a particularly good image -- camera not up to the zoom.
Family on a sports green.
Flock flying by.
An immature paradise duck, mingling with immature black backed gulls on the shore, examining morsels on the beach and in the water.
These are common around the perimeter of the dunes, and within the dunes in particular when there's been sufficient rainfall to produce standing water. They're always quick to remind me that I'm intruding.
Family of adult male and female, and eight very big ducklings almost in adult plumage. Grazing riverside in a little-traveled area.