Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today's walk report: 042317, intruder alert!

A beautiful Sunday A.M. walk. We went to see "our babies" and it was a good thing. At least we think it was. When we got to the pond we found mama duck splayed out on the ground with a look of concern in her eyes. It was for good reason. On the other side of the pond a  Great Egret  (Ardea alba) stood and it appeared as though the ducklings were on its mind. Egrets are known to eat a ducking whole. Well, everywhere you look in the urban jungle there's human intervention and a rather large human male wasn't going to have this bird threatening our ducks, so I chased it off.

The intruder.
Mom protecting her babies.

After the coast was clear.


  1. Due to your timely intervention you will have no egrets...

  2. Oh dear. I hope you gave the egret a good scare that sent him flying far, far away.