Last week I took Iris for her first spring walk in the stroller. The zoo is less than 10 minutes from our house on foot, and sits nestled at the back of lovely John Ball Park.
I got really excited when I realized that the local geese might have their goslings out. We walked around almost the entire pond before I spotted two adult geese with a flock of fluffy little goose babies. Ca-UTE!
Then, I noticed the ducklings. Unlike the reserved goslings, the miniature ducks were zipping around the pond, seemingly carefree and not at all concerned about how far they were from their parents.
My own little duckling slept through the show, but I imagine that in future years, she’ll take as much delight as I do in the antics of baby water fowl.
Look closely to spot the ducklings in the picture: