Ducks are another phenomenal species of bird.
They are innately great parents and stay with their young all day and night. They will travel up and down rivers, streams and lakes with their entire ‘school’ of children.
They can often be seen in the early morning hours traveling single file, on land and or water, in lines and rows that stretch longer as the numbers grow.
I have noticed that in the lakes and streams around Walden that it is not one adult duck with a baby or two, but instead there seems to be a large family containing five or six adults and up to 30 chicks at a time.
Projecting caution at all times to protect their young these Male and Female Ducks share the workload.
I have been fortunate enough to witness the chicks following orders to jump in the water one by one while the adult…
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