May 12, 2021

Mabel and Ciela

This set of photos were taken April 12th by Colin, exactly a month ago. At that time she was 14 weeks old. So four weeks younger that the photos in my last post. They are too special to not post them.

It was mentioned in a comment the other day that Ciela’s eyes are narrower than Carlie’s.  They really aren’t but in that photo session she was squinting because the sun was in her eyes. She must be more sensitive to light than Carlie.

She was and still is an imp.

Meet Mabel as named by our new neighbour. Long time readers might recall how this duck nested in our hedge. In fact she is standing on the fence directly above where her nest has been for a few years.

Mabel has been searching for her nest for a few weeks. She was most unhappy with the fence.

This was also taken on April 12th. She has taken to coming everyday and sitting on our lawn looking for nutrition to get her thru her pregnancy. It took her a few weeks before she moved on. The girls were very patient just watching her and if they were outside they just sat and watched her move about – mostly.

Click here for a link to my photos of her chicks coming out of her nest in our hedge last June and heading to the lake for the first time. It was an amazing sight and I will never forget it. She taught me that ducks can count. A friend sent me a link a few days ago. It is also a story of how a mama duck kept track of her new brood but much more dramatic than the photos I took. Thanks Ken. The following is a two minute extraordinary video taken in Spokane. This guy is a hero.

Back to Ciela.

We call her Ciela Bella.

Hmmm, we were doing this a year ago.

Contemplating life and the future.



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5 Responses to “Mabel and Ciela”

  1. Sandie says:

    This was a wonderful post. Ciela is so full of life. And so beautiful. Our Skitz was very sensitive to the light when she was outside.

  2. It is amazing how nature tells its creatures to react. Nice the Banker helped out.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the sights of Nature.

    It’s about time.

  3. livingrichonthecheap says:

    Your sweet fur babies are adorable. As for Mabel, nature is so neat. Obviously she feels safe in your yard

  4. Karen says:

    Once again beautiful photos and the duck video is amazing.

  5. Dolores says:

    Oh, that was special, that guy catching those baby ducks. And your pics… Wonder what mom is going to do this year? She does look perplexed.
    And pupper is cute too… Just looking out the window… U wonder what she’s thinking??

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