"All in a row..."
Female wood duck (Aix Sponsa) with ducklings.
Farm ponds serve as much more than water reservoirs for livestock - an entire ecosystem establishes itself around each one. Many provide habitat for migratory waterfowl. This mother wood duck was busy exercising her young until she finally took notice of the two-legged creature stalking them from the edge of the pond, then promptly steered the team to cover in the background vegetation.
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