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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mallard Ducklings Gathering Under Mother For Protection

Momma Duck chose her location wisely as her babies got ready for bed.  She sat by the blue perennial next to the edge of our spa.  If one duckling fell in the water at night the pool spa ledge is just the right length for a little hop.  Mallard Ducks are fascinating creatures.  They pick a partner and stay with them for life.  Momma Duck cares for her ducklings and wants them to be safe from the number one urban predator, the cat.  She stays glued to her babies as they sleep in the night.  The ducklings know it is safe under Momma and they gather together each dusk.

Watch the youtube video to see.  click link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmPB8fe7RYA




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