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Mama Duck in a Tree...

Posted by joanmn (My Page) on
Fri, May 11, 07 at 11:19

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.

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RE: Mama Duck in a Tree...

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.


RE: Mama Duck in a Tree...

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.

RE: Mama Duck in a Tree...

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

RE: Mama Duck in a Tree...

Never heard of it either...

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

Nice photos, Joan!


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