I decided to make one thread to put all my duckling photos from the lakes in my area. Today, I saw a mom with almost a dozen ducklings. All of them looked to be rouen-mallard mix, perhaps one might be a gadwall hybrid. The mom is constantly being accosted by several drakes. I had to "babysit" her ducklings this morning as they were all out by themselves, just chugging along without a care in the world: Then, mom finally got a little rest from the drakes and attended them. Unfortunately, the drakes were being aggressive to her and almost running over the ducklings while they were at it: Unfortunately, they were in the herons' hunting and fishing area. If they don't move, they all won't make it. Today, there were a lot of people around those areas, so they were safe.