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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 19:51   #1
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Tufted Ducklings

While watching a group of tufted ducklings on my local pond I was wondering how they were able to dive at such a young age? I mean they were still wee bundles of fluff, well the ones I were watching were! How come they dont get waterlogged and sink?
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Because they are full of "air sacs" and have hollow bones. I think that that would be enough to keep them afloat even if the early down got wet.
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