Mama Duck in a Tree...

joanmnMay 11, 2007

Neighbor called and told me about this mallard duck in a tree. Never saw one nesting in a tree before, about 4 feet off the ground.

She made her nest out of feathers.

I walked around the tree to get a good view of her. She was very brave and stood her ground.


I heard she has 11 eggs, but I didn't want to scare her off. I'll have to keep checking on her and see if I can snap the ducklings when they hatch.

Canon Digital Rebe, XTi, Canon 70-200mm 4.0L IS USM lens.

JoanMN

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kentuck_8b

Great photos! I never have seen nor heard of one building a nest so high from the ground. That first step for the little ones will be a doozie! Nice captures.

Kt

    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 10:55PM
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doris_mi5

Great shots. My daughters neighbor had a duck blind on the lake one year and a goose built it's nest on top of it.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 10:58AM
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bigack

She has a soft spot to raise those babies, great pic!!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 8:40PM
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juanital

Never heard of it either...

1st one looks so downy soft...2nd one-watching you as you're watching her...

Nice photos, Joan!

juanita

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 11:50PM
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