Sunday, May 24, 2015

Warm and Wobbly Goldeneye Chicks

One hour after sunset, goldeneye ducklings cuddle up under mom to keep warm overnight. But with eight fast-growing chicks, sooner or later there just isn't enough room for everyone under momma. When one chick squeezes in from behind, another gets pushed off the front. Mom tried sleeping on our dock but the chicks couldn't jump that high. So Tracy turned our gangplank into a ramp for the little guys to use while they're growing up.