Another brood

Walking through the park last night, we noticed another brood of ducklings.
These were different to the rest we’ve seen, most of which have sadly disappeared again, and it wasn’t clear exactly what they were.

We have mallards, tufted ducks and moorhens, which are related to but different from coots as well as the Canada geese and greylags.
I’ve taken these pictures from the internet for comparison

COOT
MOORHEN

Hubby took this picture which I cropped to show a better view of the adult and one chick.
The baby in the water looks a little like a moorhen chick, but the adult and other ducklings are the wrong colour. Hopefully we’ll see these babies grow up and find out a little more.
Still cute though don’t you think?

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Another brood

  1. They remind me of coots which are in the Rail family so looked in books. They usually have small families. my search of the family reminds me of rails Here when you see them it is a sign the water is good enough.

    • On the marina, the moorhens were not very good parents and left their babies to fend for themselves, so most perished. We had a successful brood of 9 or so tufted ducks a couple of years ago, but these are different. Hopefully we’ll see how they develop.

  2. Carol anne says:

    awe cuties! I love ducklings! ❤

  3. murisopsis says:

    Hmm. Looks like there might have been some illicit love affairs going on – Mama looks a little like a mallard but not quite… It will be interesting to see what the ducklings look like as they mature!

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