Spring is in the air and baby ducklings have come out to play at the Warrnambool Botanic Garden.
The Standard photographer Mark Witte was there to capture the newborns.
A mother water hen was also protecting her little one from the wind and making sure she was close to home in the nest.
All images taken by The Standard's photographers - including the pictures in this gallery - are available for purchase at our office, 68 Kepler St Warrnambool, or by phone 5563 1849.
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