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Another day and another shot of Mom and her Mottled Duck ducklings.

And yes there are still seven ducklings.

Turns out Mottled Duck Moms make very good parents in that they teach their young to stay close at all times.

As for the Dads, they usually hang around for a week or so to drive off any threats.

But after a while the task of raising the ducklings is Mom's alone.

2010 by Peter Schulz