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Welcome Mallard Family!

Oh, they are so (yes, I will say it) cute! It gave me such joy to know that they escaped the duck police , as David referred to it. I enjoyed observing how the mother duck went over the barrier and when some were having difficulty she came back, herded them closer to the foam then pushed them up with her body until they could grab hold and scramble over. The male Mallard although not in the photo stays close by and guards the area, and if I am not mistaken, creates distraction when other s come too close.There are nine ducklings.

Hawrelak 117-2


Hawrelak 118-2


Hawrelak 119-2




Hawrelak 121-2


9 responses

  1. Great photos. I admired them for a long time. I think that mother duck must be busy!

    May 31, 2013 at 5:38 am

  2. What a cute (yes I too said cute) duck family!

    May 31, 2013 at 5:40 am

  3. They are a bunch of little cuties!

    May 31, 2013 at 7:08 am

    • must check soon to see if they are still there.

      June 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  4. Fun pictures. It’s great to see how mother duck herded the ducklings out into the wild world and yes, they are definitely cut.

    June 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    • I really was happy about telling a story about a mother’s concern with this series.

      June 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  5. Must be tough being little. They are cute and glad they all went on their merry way. Nice photos catching their dilemma.

    June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    • Thank you , I must check again soon to see if they are still there or been removed.

      June 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  6. Lovely post & photos, Jane. Birds are so amazing with their young, it’s a joy to watch the care they give them.

    June 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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