Friday, 28 June 2013
A mallard mother with two ducklings - and a possible father
This mallard hen and her two ducklings were yesterday enjoying the nice afternoon at the Landskrona Citadel. The male in the third picture could be the father, but most likely not, since about 90% of mallard drakes move on and find another mate after the hen's eggs are close to hatching. Fortunately, the hen is well capable of looking after the ducklings without the drake.
Nearby a baby herring gull was waiting for the food service to continue: