Ducklings on a Log

Mallard Ducklings

Ducklings on parade

Female mallard and her ducklings…they come every year and always present their ducklings on our pond

Lunch time

These babies were walking around eating

Mother Mallard saves the day!

This mother Mallard at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge successfully defended her ducklings against a mink attack by swimming rapidly around the mink, quacking loudly and beating her wings against the water, thus distracting the mink and enabling her ducklings to escape. The mink retreated and the ducklings were soon reunited with their mother.

Mama’s Favorite

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology