entire flock diving in unison

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckopedia, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. duckopedia

    duckopedia Out Of The Brooder

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    today we saw all our mallard ducks diving in unison in the corner of our pond, has any one seen this. by the way they did not appear to be feeding.
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They might just be playing But more likely is that someone spotted something flying over and they all DUCKED! on dry land they would try to get under trees or bushes. If they can fly they won't take to the air to avoid a hawk etc.
     
  3. duckopedia

    duckopedia Out Of The Brooder

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    They were doing it for ten minutes
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    My muscovy all dive.. it's pretty funny to see. Even the youngest ones do. It's only a kiddy pool so there not going after food either.
     
  5. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw my six babies one time ALL going down together within seconds of each other. One of my favorite things about ducks....this and watching them pop up within seconds of each other. I LOVE when they do this. I can always hear the splashing when this happens and go running to watch. I LOVE it when only one or two are doing it, but when they are all doing it....priceless entertainment.
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Ducks really do play and they are full of the joy of life.
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:oh yes the splashing is so loud..they sound like a group of kids messing about in a pool! [​IMG]
     

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