We found these three Mallard ducklings at Sunset Bay on White Rock Lake. The three appear to be abandoned or orphaned, as there was no adult bird attending to them as we watched. These little guys were quite capable of getting around and feeding themselves, but survival will be challenging for them without the protection of their mother.

Mallard - Alone

Mallard - Alone

Mallard - Alone

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Apr 28, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Nick Jackson
Main Article Mallard Observation Location