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There were numerous new Mottled Duck families at Green Cay today.

During my stay I saw two families with about 12 to 16 ducklings merged together, feeding, and wandering around. Then one of the parents rounded up their ducklings and they waddled away.

What fascinated me was that the parent was able to separate their ducklings from the other family. And the process went so smoothly with the parent wadding into the pack and with just a little shooing, waddling away with only her own ducklings.

2006 by Peter Schulz