Lonely little duck on the lake

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bayer66, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Bayer66

    Bayer66 Hatching

    Aug 5, 2014
    We are visiting friends who have a cottage on a lake in Lenox, Mass. Today is August 5, 2014. I have noticed a solitary little brown duck - Mallard hen we are pretty sure. She's always alone. She stays near a spit of land. She 'bathes???" daily by flapping her wings in the water. Several other ducks of a similar color and breeding do not seem to like her. She never goes near them. I have seen her feeding on land with the Canadian Geese that live on the lake - mutual toleration I'm sure.

    Can anyone please explain this behavior and give us an idea of what is going on? I am not knowlegable about ducks, but have read most of the sights regarding behavior, breeding, nesting behavior etc.

    Thank you
    Renee Flanagan
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Renee, I cannot think of a reason . . . perhaps @Speceider can help - he is familiar with many kinds of waterfowl.

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