"OK, Which One of Us Is The Mama Duck"? by Carol Clifford

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This is the duck family that have taken up residence in our courtyard pond in our condo complex here in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. One is the “mama duck” and the other four are the “ducklings”. Can you tell the difference? The ducklings are getting so big that we are having trouble spotting mama duck in the pond. In fact, one of the ducklings now appears to be bigger than the mama duck. Their wings are quite developed now but they have yet to take flight. Hope I am around when this happens so I can capture their “first flight”!

Camera: Nikon D7000 – Lens: Nikkor 70-300mm


animals, birds, ducks, ducklings, waterfowl, nature, wildlife, mallards

I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. In the past, photography was something I did casually, using very ordinary cameras, in order to capture family photos, travel memories, etc. With my first DSLR camera, a new world of creativity opened for me. I now see the world in a whole new way through the lens of my camera. I invite you to journey with me through my collection of photos and enjoy! It is my hope that you will find in my collection of work, some art that you will purchase.

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  • Carol Clifford
    Carol Cliffordalmost 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    Yes the mama is the one with the harried look and the worry lines!!!! A really terrific capture!!!! Bill

  • Hi Bill: You are so.oooo funny!! Loved the comments. Thanks so much. Cheers, Carol

    – Carol Clifford

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    With their heads in that position, I can’t pick out the mother! Amazing little duck family…nice that you got them all together for a photo!

  • Hi Dot: Thanks for the comments. These ducklings are having an incredible spurt of growth this week and it really is hard to tell them apart from the mama duck. Tonight I was down at the pond and all they did was do their diving thing with their little rumps up in the air. I was hoping to catch them splashing around and flapping the wings. Can one get “addicted to ducks”!!? Have a nice evening and get to bed early tonight. Hugs, Carol

    – Carol Clifford

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