Photographs by Frank

4 July 2014

Mallards

Filed under: Birds,Wildlife — Tags: , — Frank @ 10:00 PM

Yesterday, I headed out to check on the nesting loons. I was last there two weeks ago and I was hoping that there would be some chicks. No luck… however, there was an adult still sitting on the nest, so there is still hope.

I first observed the loons on the nest on 10 June… 25 days ago. Their incubation period is cited as 26-29 or 26-31 days, so hatching should be any day now.  I’m hoping to head back tomorrow!

The female mallard and her brood of four duckling were still in the same area, so I photographed them instead of the loons.

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Mallard Hen Sleeping
Mallard Hen Sleeping
Siblings... mallard ducklings
Siblings... mallard ducklings

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