Serene mother duck
One circling duckling
I dropped a handful of bird seed over the railing to encourage the ducks to stay close. It worked. A handful of adults swam over, and up-ended for a seed or two. But the ducklings - youngsters are always hungry - went wild, diving and surfacing and diving again, playing a splashing game of Whack-a-Mole.
We tried to get another photo, but we are such slowpokes:
Too late again!
Almost got two, there. Almost.
On the way down again.
Score: ducklings - a couple dozen; Laurie and I - two. That round goes to the ducks.