Mallard and the Family

I went for a walk along the Vermilion Lakes, hoping to see and get pictures of birds. Was thinking I might come across birds that have started migrating or those who spend their summer in the mountains. But was surprised to come across a female Mallard with six ducklings, they looked a week old if that. One optimistic female, hoping to start a family so late. I watched them all as they were making their way from one lake to another. Catching several pictures, but my favorite was when the female and four of the ducklings grooming themselves on top of a log.

Until next moment,