Late spring is the best time for some species to produce their children, so it is the best chance for a photographer to capture those scenes full of warm family life.
Here are a family of ducks,
a family of wood ducks (the father might be taking a break),
and a family of geese.
While I was pressing shutter, my heart was melt by the bond which keep their family together.
It was interesting to see those ducklings and goslings swimming alongside their parents in a very neat lines. I heard from my husband, Ron, who grew up in a farmland, that those ducklings were actually hatched in the nest on a tree. After couple of days their mother first flew down to the ground and called the babies to jump (they couldn’t fly yet) out of the nest and land on the ground, so that they can start search for foods.
It will be more interesting to see those Tiny creatures grow so quickly through summer and early fall, they become big and strong ducks or geese to fly long distance down to the south before snowfall. By the same time of next year, those ducks and geese will fly back here, some of them might form their own families with many little ones following them, just as they are following their parents right now. I am sure that they will pass One Love to their next generations.