Not All the Ducks Flew South for the Winter

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As we were taking our morning walk today we took a turn that brought us to the edge of a park.  There we saw a sight that was strange for us especially as we had always thought that the smarter birds, and ducks all flew south to warmer climates for the winter.

There  was a 'plump' of ducks on the side of a home that could easily have surpassed 80. They were mallards and ere mixed between males and females. There was a running stream there as well and they would jump in to get in a few strokes as well.

Could it be that we here in Southern New England are warm enough for these ducks to want to stick around?

 

Not All the Ducks Flew South for the Winter

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Kathleen Daniels
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Well I don't know the answer to that. Let's hope if it not a mass suicide - don't know how or if they can survice there 

Jan 13, 2017 07:14 PM #1
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Maybe there was a duck convention in the area nearby...

Jan 13, 2017 07:36 PM #2
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We still have our ducks so, you'll have to keep checking on who lost their ducks!  John and Kat

Jan 13, 2017 07:39 PM #3
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That's a large group that decided to weather out the storms in your area, Ed!

Jan 13, 2017 08:42 PM #4
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We had an unusually large gaggle of geese hanging out for a month. One day, I saw them all take off and disappear. We were hit with a major storm two days later. Interesting!

Jan 14, 2017 05:11 AM #5
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Good morning Ed. What a fabulous group of pictures. I guess I never thought about this.

Jan 14, 2017 06:31 AM #6
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We are south but we do have dicks and geese that have become domesticated. We are close to a city lake and they are there all the time.

Jan 14, 2017 07:23 AM #7
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Ed that is a strange site.  I have been seeing the Canadian Geese in the fields around here, but mallards in the ice cold water this year is very unusual.

Jan 14, 2017 01:43 PM #8
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Great photography Ed. I wonder what the real reason for these birds hanging around really is?

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I saw hundreds of geese today descend over Confluence Lake. It was pretty amazing to see. Enjoy your ducks, Ed. 

Jan 14, 2017 06:52 PM #10
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That's odd that there are so many ducks in your area of the woods in January!

Jan 14, 2017 09:43 PM #11
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Good Morning, Ed Silva - Ducks are smarter than we think! It's good to see all those ducks on the lake in January in your area! I wonder what's up with them too?

Jan 15, 2017 05:02 AM #12
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Hi Ed - well I'll be darned.  I really thought they all left and that is a large group.

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I think there are ducks who like the cooler weather. At least, assume so, since there they are enjoying themselves!

Jan 17, 2017 10:18 AM #14
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Poor Ducks their leader had a medical procedure done and is recuperating...needless to say they are stuck in CT for the winter:))Endre

Jan 18, 2017 06:36 PM #15
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