The joy of ducklings

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Baby spot-billed ducks are spotted in Sanshinomori Park in Suginami Ward, Tokyo. According to the park, staff found a parent bird sitting on eggs in late March and then confirmed this month that 12 chicks were born. On Tuesday, the chicks were seen following after their parent as they swam in the pond and took a walk on the lawn. “I get cheered up on my way to work by seeing them get a little bigger each day,” said a company employee who lives nearby.