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I was surprised to see such young ducklings in July until I read that Wood Ducks are the only species that regularly raise two broods each season!
I have an Eastern Phoebe that has regularly, the last 5 years, come back to the same nest and raised 2 broods each year. So I’m not sure what you mean wood ducks are the only species that raise two broods? Unless I am deluded and ‘Mama Phoebe’ is not the same
Phoebe each time? She certainly looks and acts the same. Just curious.
I think the original poster was referencing this quote, “Wood Duck is the only North American duck that regularly produces 2 broods in 1 breeding season.” That refers specifically to ducks. Found on this page: http://nestwatch.org/learn/all-about-birdhouses/birds/wood-duck/
Phoebes raise two or three broods each summer.
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