Mallards & Ducklings

Mallard Ducks are quite abundant in our area all year round.  Some say if you seen one, you’ve seen them all.  But sometimes you capture a nice photo of one.  I am partial to the baby ducklings as you’ll see from my favorites below.

January 30, 2011 – Oyster Cove

June 24, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Point Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 24, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 24, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 24, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 24, 2010 – Less than 24 hrs old – Red Eyes Dock Bar flowerbed, Kent Narrows, MD

June 24, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 17, 2010 – Less than 24 hrs. old, Red Eyes Dock Bar flowerbed, Kent Narrows, MD

June 17, 2010 – Less than 24 hrs. old, Red Eyes Dock Bar flowerbed, Kent Narrows, MD

June 21, 2010 – Learning to swim – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 21, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

June 21, 2010 – Red Eyes/Mears Marina, Kent Narrows, MD

May 16, 2010 – This momma mallard swam her brood across from CBEC and over our berm as she made her way to the sidewalk in front of our osprey nest.

May 16, 2010 – “We made it!”   Time to rest….

May 16, 2010 – Rest continues…..that was a long swim across!

May 16, 2010 – As momma quacked, her ducklings picked themselves up, following her back to the berm.

May 16, 2010 – Momma kept them together as she hustled them along quickly.

May 16, 2010 – Up and over the berm rocks the little ducklings fell as momma coached them along.

May 16, 2010 – All accounted for, momma led her family back over to CBEC.

May 16, 2010 – At the base of the Oyster Cove osprey nest.

February 21, 2010 – At the base of the Oyster Cove osprey nest.

December 26, 2009 – At the base of the Oyster Cove osprey nest

December 26, 2009 – At the base of the Oyster Cove osprey nest

December 26, 2009 – At the base of the Oyster Cove osprey nest

January 18, 2009 – Departing Oyster Cove over ice-covered Marshy Creek.

January 18, 2009 – Departing Oyster Cove over ice-covered Marshy Creek.

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