I’m a bit late with this but with all the ducks we had on the marina and those we have here in our local park, how could I not contribute my photos?
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Egyptian Ducks (or geese depending on what book you look at) on the marina Jan 2015.
Three white ducks on the marina April 2015
Female mallard checking out potential nesting sites on the boat next to ours. They couldn’t go anywhere once her eggs had hatched on their bow!
Duckling broods 2016 (all mallards)
Mallards on our front lawn May 2020
The beautiful Geraldine (as named by us) a hybrid that disappeared without trace in January 2021.
Male and female mallards.
Quacking lovely 💜
Thanks Willow. We haven’t taken Maya into the park very often so she’s only met up with ducks a couple of times.
Bless I bet she’s well behaved 😀💜💜
She was fascinated the first time several started waddling towards us. She sampled the goose poo though and that was not very nice to get out of her gob!
Oh! Bless the joys of a young dog 💜💜
Yes indeed 💜
aww! How nice! ❤
I do wonder what became of Geraldine…. The Egyptian ducks look very interesting! We never get ant that look so exotic!
These were two males apparently and they came to the marina every year. We never did find out what happened to Geraldine. She was getting very trusting of people and would take food from your hand. I hope that didn’t go against her.
Thanks for taking part! Mallards are so cute aren’t they? Let’s hope you get another local brood visiting your garden this Spring!
All of the broods perished last year either by gulls or crows. Heartbreaking.
I don’t like seeing crows in Springtime. They are always after local lapwing eggs and chicks.
I’m not a fan of crows, and Maya loves to chase them, just as her predecessor Maggie did. Maya’s come across ducks on a couple of occasions and was curious.
So sweet! Four pairs of Egyptian geese (or ducks) live round the corner in our close.
Wow. These were two males, so no babies.
I often see pairs of Mallard ducks in the river near where I live. I’ve lost count as to how many ducklings I’ve seen over the years. Yes, not all of them make it very far once hatched.
Last year, the crows and gulls got the ducklings. There were some large broods too, but few survivors.
The most ducklings I’ve seen in one brood is ten.
We had 16 in one brood, and 18 in another……… sadly all lost.
Wonderful ducks 😀
Thanks Cee. How’s Chris?
She’s doing real well. She is now getting most of her meals. They are simple and easy to get. Which is giving me a wonderful break. She is also doing real well with her physical therapy. Thanks for asking.
Great news Cee.
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Thanks for the inclusion.