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....and then there were six

By teocali
A mother Mallard, taken whilst on holiday in Cape Cod, MA, USA in May. She started off with 10 ducklings, but every day a couple were missing and she finally ended up with 2. There are Snapping Turtles in the pond Sad

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Greenfinch upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Usa Duck Lake Mallard Ducklings Massachusetts Cape cod Wildlife and nature Snapping turtle

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
12 Nov 2011 10:30AM
Lovely little family group Sylvia. lets hope she managed to see these through to maturity.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Nov 2011 10:59AM
Like the crop applied leaving the family plenty of room for the family to swim into.
Nice shot, Sylvia.
(Meant to comment earlier but got distracted.....R).
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2011 11:21AM
I do hope the remaining two survived, Sylvia. A lovely capture. Carol
12 Nov 2011 11:28AM
Hi Sylvia, super shot, life is tough, makes us appreciate the good days, regards gray.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
12 Nov 2011 11:54AM
A lovely sight Sylvia, nature is just so raw!!!

We witnessed a Snapping Turtle laying eggs on the banks of Lake Superior and were warned to stay well away as they'd have your fingers off - so I don't expect those little ducklings stood a chance!!!

12 Nov 2011 1:03PM
A lovely shot love the detail and the crop is spot on
RTDS 9 Cyprus
12 Nov 2011 1:03PM
A great capture you got here.
12 Nov 2011 3:38PM
Nice shot!
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 7:09PM
Very sweet image Sylvia
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Nov 2011 8:37PM
A very cute image Sylvia..........Sandy
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 8:53PM
a family of ducklings always have a struggle to survive and its a shame but its wildlife and thats the way of things sadly - good shot of this family Sylvia, just glad I am not a duckWink
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
13 Nov 2011 5:02PM
It always saddens me to hear of this Sylvia, mum is always so attentive and hope the rest have survived, cracking shot,
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Nov 2011 9:42PM
A lovely family outing Sylvia, so sad to hear that only two made it to adulthoodSad

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