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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 Plus
9 3 71 England
12 Nov 2011 10:30AM
Lovely little family group Sylvia. lets hope she managed to see these through to maturity.
Ron

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 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.
Ronnie.
(Meant to comment earlier but got distracted.....R).
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 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 Plus
14 280 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!!!

Mike
12 Nov 2011 1:03PM
A lovely shot love the detail and the crop is spot on
mike
RTDS 7 Cyprus
12 Nov 2011 1:03PM
A great capture you got here.
Robert
12 Nov 2011 3:38PM
Nice shot!
Sam.
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 7:09PM
Very sweet image Sylvia
David
12 Nov 2011 8:37PM
A very cute image Sylvia..........Sandy
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 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 8 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,
Geoff.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 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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