A mother Mallard and her nearly grown ducklings on a pond in McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas. Duckling mortality can be high among Mallards. This mother duck has done an outstanding job protecting her brood and raising most of them to young adulthood—especially in this park which is adjacent to the Trinity River and essentially turned over to the resident wildlife every night.

Mallard - Family

Mallard - Family

Mallard - Family

Mallard - Family

Mallard - Family

Observation Details

County Denton Carrollton - Sandy Lake
City Carrollton
Date Oct 1, 2011
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Pond
Type of Behavior Congregating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
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