This week ducklings hatched here at Eco-Gites of Lenault. 6 gorgeous balls of yellow and black fluff. Cute, adorable, lovely and wonderful. Anything newborn never cease to amaze me - the sheer magic that a new life can grow and be born or hatched is just so beyond words. What amazes me even more though is the fact that mother ducks (or pigs or sheep etc) have that instinct to know what to do.
Take Hilda my mother duck:
Nobody told her to stand whilst Harold are drake mated with her. Nobody told her to lay all her eggs in a nest somewhere safe. Nobody told her to to pull out some of her softest and warmest feathers to line the nest.