Did you see a lot of baby ducks this year?
September 21, 2010 3:34pm CST
I saw a lot of baby ducks this year, especially mallards and hybrids. I also saw a lot of baby coots. Very cute! How about you? Did you see any ducklings this year?
10 Aug 11
I saw some last year, and this year too :-) I've seen a few eiderduck chicks, mallard chicks and of course gull chicks. I also saw an oystercatcher with chick. I didn't see any of the really small, cute fluffy ducks this year though, in the wrong country at the wrong time.
• Marion, Kansas
22 Sep 10
There seemed to be a lot of baby ducks when we visited the Minnesota Zoo in May. After that I was on the road a lot, doing Census and other things. I did think of you when I saw Killdeer at a home I visited in Western Kansas.They were taking dustg baths at a gully at the side of the road. I have not made the effort to get to the parks and lakes here to look at the wildlife. I have one I see from the road, but the ducks do not like that lake as well as the other one.
• United States
22 Sep 10
Sometimes ducks don't like certain lakes because of predators or overuse by people and their pets. We had a bunch of ducklings at the San Diego Zoo, too. Someone posted a video of them on Youtube. Adorable. It's too bad they have to grow up, but they have to or predators will get them as they're so vulnerable. Killdeer like to take dust baths, it helps them with mites and helps them blend in better with their environment by matching the color of the dirt/sand around them.