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mallard duckling

  1. Little bigfoot

    Little bigfoot

    This one must be quite young to be so outsized by his feet.
  2. Adventure duckling

    Adventure duckling

    It was fun watching the many ducklings when I was in Gothenburg a few weeks back. This was one of a clutch of two. They clearly had different personalities. This little gal or fella was the adventurous one, out exploring ...
  3. Mallard duckling

    Mallard duckling

    I got so many pictures of these little ducklings, just couldn't resist showing you this one too.
  4. Mallard duckling

    Mallard duckling

    The botanical gardens were full of juvies. Only mallards, sparrows and gulls at the duck pond this year. In previous years there have also been other species (goldeneye, wigeon, wagtail, wren), but last winter the gardeners had renovated the pond and that had entailed clearing some of the dense...
  5. Mallard Duckling

    Mallard Duckling

    I think this is a baby Mallard duckling (forgive the redundancy - it's just the cutest way to say it.) :) No post production editing was done other than adding the watermark and my name. Any comments, questions, or constructive criticisms are welcome.
  6. the little duckling now.

    the little duckling now.

    well these are my ducklings now and growing fast 5 remain from the other day it was 6.started with 10.think these last 5 will survive its looking good for them and mallards here.today spotted another female with ducklings hiding only days old and saw 3,keep you posted but yippee saw non last...
  7. a hidden gem

    a hidden gem

    out feeding the birds down at my local pond and the juvenile mutes still here,think dad has given up slighty but when looking at my images noticed the little duckling down to the left.saw one of these little ducklings chase after a coot today,just priceless watching them grow.
  8. just so cute.

    just so cute.

    sorry about the image think it must have been a reflection of something shiny to the right but i had to post this.took my grand-daughter down to see them today she wanted to bring one home.they started off looking like 10 healthy chicks down to 8 now.amazing to watch these just out of the egg...
  9. Isn't he cute

    Isn't he cute

    I'm beginning to recover from all the work that was done in my kitchen... but there's still loads of boxes to unpack. Is it really that long since I last posted in here, sorry guys, I'll try and get back in the swing very soon and look at all your lovely pictures. Anyway I'm now showing you a...
  10. Come on in! The water's fine!

    Come on in! The water's fine!

    Ummm, no thanks. Looked both cold and dirty to me. But the duckling's parents took the invitation and jumped in.
  11. The last duckling

    The last duckling

    I never did like the children's book about Ping the duckling. It seemed designed to send a moral message, but I couldn't find a message I was prepared to accept. This little duckling was last, but doing fine. Sure, s/he took more risks, and maybe would get caught out of Mum's protective reach...
  12. Duckling among the water lilies

    Duckling among the water lilies

    The shot just before the one where it turned its head towards one of the flowers.
  13. Dawn duckling praising the sun

    Dawn duckling praising the sun

    Back home from Sweden. On our final mile we spotted four cranes out in a field. Husband drove out onto a tractor track and pulled up behind some hay bale stacks so I could get a closer shot. Still quite a distance, but a nice ending to the holiday. Not so nice ending was discovering that in our...
  14. Explorer duckling

    Explorer duckling

    There were also three clutches of ducklings plus mums and other adults at the duckpond. Even among the youngest ducklings, you could already see different personalities. This little mallard was the most daring of his siblings (they were 5 in all) - the last to join the flock when mum called for...
  15. Duckling-2


    In this shot,I just love the rich chocolately colour of the water,I find water patterns and colour fascinating ,when viewed digitally.1st ducklings I have seen this yr,hope he stays safe !!!
  16. Mallard duckling-1

    Mallard duckling-1

    Do n ot normally post 2 shots of the same species at the same time,but could not decide which of these shots I preferred,In this shot,I liked the reflection and the colours of the water. Just hope Mr Heron does not fancy a late night snack!!!
  17. Cute


    Duckling @ Marazion Cornwall
  18. Duckling


    Mallard Duckling...exploring!
  19. Odd One Out

    Odd One Out

    This was one of 14 ducklings with their mother. The other 13 were all standard issue Mallards.
  20. This Lady Puts Octomom To Shame!

    This Lady Puts Octomom To Shame!

    She's got 10 in her brood. Earlier this year, heavy rains wiped out the mallard nesting area. We feared no baby ducks. Today I saw this. They're brand new, they weren't there yesterday.
  21. Solitude


  22. Mother and child

    Mother and child

    A female Mallard with just one surviving duckling. Will never tire of seeing the mothers with their babies.
  23. Not an ugly Duckling

    Not an ugly Duckling

    First that I've seen this year, unfortunately just one with the mother. There may have been others nearby, but the Pike in the stream take a few, as do the Grey Herons.
  24. Remember the Sunshine?

    Remember the Sunshine?

    This sunny shot was taken last Saturday but it seems weeks ago that we last saw sunshine. This Mallard duckling was pottering about amidst the weed at Strumpshaw Fen. I must get some more shots of adult birds before my Gallery descends into total cutesville! Ron
  25. Young Mallards

    Young Mallards