This is my nephew and one of three ducklings that his family adopted last week.
Apparently this bird and his (or her?) two siblings were bought by a local photographer for a series of spring photo sessions with children. You know how cute kids are with baby ducks, right? Well, the photographer was planning to take the birds to a farm after her work was done, but that plan fell through; and she so she found herself with three rapidly growing ducks in desperate need of a home. She put the birds up for adoption on Craig’s List, and thanks to my good-hearted sister and brother-in-law, the ducklings now have many acres to roam and three children to adore them.
(I wonder how many times this duck has already had its photo taken?! No wonder it was so good at sitting still in his lap!)