Jun. 19th, 2017 02:08 pm
nanila: wrong side of the mirror (me: wrong side of the mirror)
[personal profile] nanila posting in [community profile] common_nature
[Two ducklings, one facing the camera and one showing us its fluffy backside.]

Someone left the top gate on our canal lock open today and these two plus their four siblings got stuck at the far end of the lock next to the closed gate. They couldn't scramble out to meet their momma standing on the lock edge. I went out to chivvy her back toward the open gate, and luckily the ducklings trapped in the lock followed her all the way out the gate, which I shut behind them. All seem to be okay if a little peeved with me, and I can take it!

Date: 2017-06-19 01:40 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Awwwww duckies. :)

Date: 2017-06-19 02:37 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Oh they're cute.

I'm glad you got momma duck and ducklings reunited.

Date: 2017-06-19 02:38 pm (UTC)
ranunculus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ranunculus
Sooo cute.
Makes self closing gates seem very desirable.

Date: 2017-06-23 07:57 pm (UTC)
ranunculus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ranunculus
Depending on the size of the gate, self closers can be really easy. Footgates can be made self closing with nothing more than a spring fastened back to the hinge post and a block or a latch to stop the gate at the latch post. A big gate is a lot harder!

Date: 2017-06-19 03:29 pm (UTC)
shirebound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
Your good deed for the day!

Awwww, duckies!

Date: 2017-06-19 06:07 pm (UTC)
felis: (Thirteen)
From: [personal profile] felis

Date: 2017-06-19 06:13 pm (UTC)
kotturinn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kotturinn
quacking nice photo!

I'll just get me (virtual) coat and I know where the door is :-)

Date: 2017-06-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
sunlit_stone: Fox smelling yellow flower (fox)
From: [personal profile] sunlit_stone
Awww, these are adorable!

Date: 2017-06-19 07:20 pm (UTC)
turlough: cartoon of tiny white kitten yawning, artist unknown ((other) adorable)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Awww, they're so cute! I love their twinkly little eyes.

Good of you to get them together again!

Date: 2017-06-19 08:17 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Mama duck and babies (NAT-EdwinaBabies-yourlibrarian)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Glad these made their way out! Our man-made lake has often been a trap for ducklings in that only in the drainage area could they even stand or sit and even then couldn't climb out. Thanks to our algae problem part of the wall has now been demolished to get equipment in and out, and the ramp has turned into duck beach :)


Date: 2017-06-19 10:05 pm (UTC)
missangelique999: my photo (coy)
From: [personal profile] missangelique999
fuzzy, little babies :) so sweet. thanks for sharing!

Date: 2017-06-19 11:43 pm (UTC)
paw_prints: (Default)
From: [personal profile] paw_prints
Fluffy little cuties!

Date: 2017-06-28 08:11 pm (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: blond and brunet men peer intently (Napoleon & Illya peer)
From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
Good catch! Glad you could get momma and babies reunited and the gate then shut behind them.


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