Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the children’s game “Duck Duck Goose.”
A mother duck took up residence in the courtyard of the last school I worked at. She nested there, safe from land predators, and every spring both teachers and students enjoyed watching her walking around with her little ones around her from the cafeteria windows. I wrote an entire post about this last May for another of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges!
I often take walks at Prairie Lakes, a park district fitness center park with a walking/biking path. Many ducks and Canada geese take up residence in one of the small man-made lakes there.
For fifty years, my family owned a summer cottage in northern Wisconsin. We saw ducks and loons on a regular basis. It was often a mother with her ducklings. The young ones in this picture are nearly as big as their mother by July:
It was funny to watch Canada geese diving for fish!
The loons were usually far off on the lake,
but in July of 2014, my husband and I took a spin around the lake in his fishing boat, and one particular loon ventured quite close to our boat.