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photoblog image Duckpond Doings

Duckpond Doings

Not great photos but shows the happenings on the pond mid-month.  The photo of a duck and her ducklings was taken on the 11th of June and the shot with the drakes was taken on the 13th. In that shot, Mama is in the background dabbling and two of the ducklings can be seen outside their grassy nursery pen.

 

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Duckpond Doings

Not great photos but shows the happenings on the pond mid-month.  The photo of a duck and her ducklings was taken on the 11th of June and the shot with the drakes was taken on the 13th. In that shot, Mama is in the background dabbling and two of the ducklings can be seen outside their grassy nursery pen.

 

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comments (15)

it's great to see her with her ducklings Mary good for you...
did you notice that once the chicks are born the drakes are off on bachelor parties all week long....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: I raised them for years and now just have the wild mallards. Drakes usually gather together when the ducks are sitting. Once the ducklings are hatched, the drakes want female company again so will try to get at the duck but she wants no part of them then. I learned so much raising them and sometimes would like to again. Then I give my head a shake.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 28 Jun 2017, 03:49
The drakes seem to be thinking "Is that all there is for us to do!"...a bit like males of most species...
Mary MacADNski: They are all waiting for their ladies. They hang out and fly in and out for exercise while the ducks are sitting their 28 days.
a pleasing shot of Mama and her ducklings, Mary. some things in the world are still going good.
Mary MacADNski: I thought I had updated this and find now I forgot. Please check tomorrow.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Jun 2017, 06:34
A universal Mallard scene
Mary MacADNski: Yes. I had green wing teal, blue wing teal, and black ducks nesting here in the past but the pond has shrunk a great deal.
Just the other day, Mary, Astrid and I saw some swan cygnets in a nearby canal. Papa was standing guard ready to attack had we come too close. I love it!
Mary MacADNski: Drakes would rather drown a duckling than protect them; so different than swans.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 28 Jun 2017, 07:33
Good to see so much activity, Mary - and right on your doorstep
Mary MacADNski: I raised mallard, rouen, white, and mixes of these for a few years. Wild green wing teal, blue wing teal, and black ducks nested here in the past but the pond has shrunk a great deal.
Always a pleasing sight to see Mary
Mary MacADNski: I get the best view from my bedroom window every morning.
I can understand how fascinating this must be to follow.
Mary MacADNski: I raised mallard, rouen, white, and mixes of these for a few years. Wild green wing teal, blue wing teal, and black ducks nested here in the past but the pond has shrunk a great deal. The accretion of land, thus the loss of duck habitat is so startling to witness.
They are always on the move I always find.
Mary MacADNski: Who is that? The mom's and ducklings? Stopping can make them a sitting target.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jun 2017, 15:37
It's that time of year again!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jun 2017, 17:35
Oh, a happy bunch of ducks. The male ducks look more attractive than the female ones. This is not fair.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jun 2017, 17:56
Pictures like these are always nice to see. I love the family ducklings... I hope there are some left sad
Mallard are everywhere!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2017, 21:10
The drakes show little interest in the family now; they just want t orang out together with their friends.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jun 2017, 22:26
You are lucky to have a pond this size. And ducks you don't need to feed. I have no pond ...

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