This is the mallard/hybrid duck family living on the pond in our courtyard garden in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Mama duck is teaching her ducklings to “dive”! She is demonstrating to her four ducklings how to do it, and I was fortunate enough to catch them all diving in unison. Mama duck is on the far right of the photo. A very entertaining group, these treasured ducks.
Tonight I learned from one of the residents that he had named the ducks as follows: Ducklings: Huey, Louey, Dewey, Daphne, and the Mama duck he calls Daisy. Love these names!!
Camera: Nikon D7000 – Lens: Nikkor 70-300mm