It's an amazing thing to see how nature works. A mother duck laid her eggs 20 feet above the ground down in the maintenance area of the seminary. A perfect and safe place that is. But. As soon as all the chicks are hatched the mother is ready to get them down to the ground and moving to the water, which in this case is our campus fountain pond. I mean, seriously, those new babies are 5 minutes old and she is telling them to jump. To say they were reluctant is putting it mildly. Finally Kirt, one of our workers, climbed up on the ledge and shooed them all down and off they went, following mom through the shop area, up the back sidewalk, across a street, through some grass and into the pond. They all got in, surrounded the mother and began a slow, languid, float across the water.
And they're all down, some looking a bit worse for wear.
This is so cute
Kirt kept them in line all the way
They're all standing on the pond ledge telling the mother, please no more jumping!