Friday, June 17, 2011

Duckings, Goslings and Parenting

Pair of geese and goslings

Canada Goose gosling
The young Canada Geese goslings are pretty cute.  However as they enter their "adolescent years" they loose some of their cuteness.

I've noticed that while Canada Geese share parenting among the male and female, and sometime even larger groupings, it seems that the ducks are always headed by single parent females.  What's with that?
Older Canada Goose gosling (not so cute ;-)

Mama Wood Duck and duckings

Mallard and ducklings

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