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