While walking into the wetland last evening I disturbed a Woodduck hen and her brood. The hen played the cripple as her ducklings scurried out of sight, all going in different directions. Once she was out of sight I heard her flush.
Some time after I concealing myself the hen did a flyby and on the second pass she landed and began regrouping her little family.
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