Proud Mama!

The proud mama leads her chicks with confidence, and knows the places that are good and safe

The proud mama provides freedom to frolic and splash

The proud mama provides rest and relaxation for her chicks as she watches over them

The proud mama keeps her eye out for scoundrels that may be lurking in the shadows

The proud mama teaches her chicks to keep their feathers clean and fluffed

…and to be flexible

The proud mama makes her chicks feel safe and protected

The proud mama allows her chicks to speak their mind

The proud mama loves and is loved๐Ÿ’™

Happy Mother’s Day to all the proud mamas!
And to my own proud mama I say
๐Ÿ’™ Thank You ๐Ÿ’™

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Pepper says:

    Aw, such adorable images! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thank you! I had to maneuver around the reeds, but it was such a sweet time just watching them!

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  2. Amy says:

    Amazing images of this proud mama! Precious!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I caught the babies lined up in the reeds and just watched as they swam around towards me. So glad I didn’t miss them!

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      1. Amy says:

        Thank you for sharing with us, Lisa!

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  3. nesfelicio says:

    Excellent captures. Perfect for Motherโ€™s Day!

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Wow !! These are so amazing captures !!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! They melted my heart ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Jeff Flesch says:

    Awwww, thatโ€™s the best post ever, Lisa. How adorable are those chicks and that proud mamma. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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    1. Aren’t they cute? Thank you, Jeff!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        Oh my, they are sooo cute! Adorable! Youโ€™re welcome, Lisa! Always!

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  6. aussiebirder says:

    Lovely Spring captures Lisa. Love the speculum on the wing, so iridescent. They are very similar to our Pacific Black Duck, which is actually brown not black..

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    1. Thank you! Yes, aren’t those wings beautiful!!

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  7. Alice says:

    Aww, they are so sweet! I love watching them waddle around after their mamma or swim after them!

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    1. Awww, yes these were a joy to watch! I just stood there for the longest time watching and snapping photos! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ’š

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    1. I agree! Thank you, Nora!

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  8. Gorgeous photographs Lisa and those ducklings are truly blessed with such a wonderful mama! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ†

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Toonsarah says:

    What a super post for Mothers’ Day! And such cute ducklings ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Aren’t they sweet? Thank you, Sarah!

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  10. What a precious series of captures, Lisa! I love these!! Such a proud momma!!

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    1. Thank you, Donna!

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  11. Naomi says:

    This is such an adorable postโ€ฆand this proud mama absolutely loves it๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. Thank you, Mom! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  12. Aww, this is the sweetest post, thanks for bringing some cheer to my day ๐ŸŒค

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    1. Thank you, Alexandria! You are very welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š It made my day find them!

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  13. Wind Kisses says:

    I love her face. Clearly very proud. She’s got her work cut out for her. Then again. They will stick with her unlike our little humans who have their own agenda.

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    1. My heart just melted watching this sweet family!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon!!

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