Of course, they're not actually ducklings. They're big, orange, fabulously homely Sandhill crane babies and they like to wander around my back yard. Aren't they adorable? I love spring!!!
You don't want to get too close to them, though, or Daddy will take your eye out with his gigantic beak. These cranes are over 4 feet tall and quite fiesty, even when they're not busy being over-protective parents.