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Why Not a Dozen

By Daisymaye
If you're going to raise 11 why not a dozen. The babies are arriving fast and furious now. They are so cute.

Tags: Ducks Pond Ducklings Wildlife and nature

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cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2021 12:05AM
Beautiful capture! Proud parent.

5 May 2021 12:11AM
Excellent Sandy, a lovely looking group,
5 May 2021 12:23AM
Lovely capture, the shot is so crisp and clear. I love it.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
5 May 2021 12:32AM
Delightful capture of this beautiful family Sandy
5 May 2021 12:55AM
Why not a dozen? Because ducks and chickens always set an odd number of eggs. Not sure about a duck but for a full size hen it is usually 9 to 15 eggs so it's 9,11, 13 or 15. It has something to do with how the eggs fit together in the nest. The turkey duck that brought off a brood last year had 7 ducklings and 2 eggs left in the nest that were apparently not fertilized.

This is a sweetheart of a capture.
5 May 2021 3:36AM
A big brood, Sandy. And a fascinating narrative by Dora.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
5 May 2021 4:10AM

Quote:A big brood, Sandy. And a fascinating narrative by Dora.


I know, that Dora, she knows everything. She must have a photogenic memory. Wish I had a quarter of her memory.
5 May 2021 5:18AM
A delightful family capture, Sandy.SmileSmile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
5 May 2021 5:45AM
5 May 2021 5:48AM
Now that's a family! Wonderful capture!
5 May 2021 6:14AM
Great capture, Sany.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
5 May 2021 7:19AM
She’s gonna be a very busy Mum!!!

SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2021 7:26AM
One very proud Mum. Our ducklings at Cemetery lake Southampton common are being guarded by Mum and Jerry the Canada goose.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
5 May 2021 8:01AM
Lovely, Sandy.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
5 May 2021 8:12AM
I hope she can keep count...Wink
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
5 May 2021 8:44AM
Excellent capture 😁
5 May 2021 10:10AM
eleven is a good number for a Mighty Ducks football team
Beautiful capture Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
5 May 2021 12:05PM
That's one big family! A super and delightful capture, Sandy 🦆😃👍
Trev 😀
5 May 2021 2:01PM
5 May 2021 3:21PM
Someone once told me I had a photographic memory. I forget who it was...
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2021 5:23PM
Another smashing capture
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
5 May 2021 9:29PM
I hope they all survive.
Interesting fact re the odd numbers!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2021 2:16PM
That is a lot of babies... Hope they all survive...
Beautiful family shot, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
6 May 2021 6:49PM
A beautiful image Sandy !!
How does she remember their names ??


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