At the Marina Inlet in Frankton was Mama Mallard with 4 ducklings.
The next photo - she is teaching them how to dive.
A pair of Paradise Shelducks feeding on the grass at my friend's place.
A black swan on the lake.
1. One of the ducklings feeding under the water.
2. Dad & Mum close by.
3. The other 2 ducklings.
1.-Mallards feeding on the weed below the surface.
2.-Watching a mallard with his head and neck under the water feeding on the bottom.
3.-Back up for air.
Habitat - Near an artificial water source
Nest present - No
Behavior - Other
How many? - 2
The Anatidae are the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups. These are birds that are adapted through evolution for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water. (The Magpie Goose is no longer considered to be part of the Anatidae,...