Sunday, March 22, 2009

7 Ducklings

Do you know that only female ducks quack? Worldwide, ducks have many predators. Ducklings are particularly vulnerable, since their inability to fly makes them easy prey not only for avian hunters but also large fish like pike, crocodilians, and other aquatic hunters, including fish-eating birds such as herons. Ducks' nests are raided by land-based predators, such as foxes, or large birds, like hawks or eagles.

Miami has many ducks living among people... I am not sure what eventually happens to all these ducks. It's a good thing dogs and cats are never let loose outside. If you think you are vulnerable, take a look at these 7 ducklings. All they have is their Mom here... and for how long?

2 comments:

Sharon said...

What an adorable photo!!

Ada said...

That is a great pic!