Mallard Duck with Ducklings

This evening, I am posting information on an interesting aquatic scene at Rouken Glen Park this morning. The Boating Pond provides a home for a wide range of water birds, principally ducks and swans.

The eggs commenced hatching a few weeks ago. By good chance I can across a mother duck (Mallard) with her brood of ten ducklings on an outing in the warm sunshine.

Video clip of duck family group.

Mallards have a life span of 5-10 years with brood size usually in range 8-13.

Ducks in a row

Family close up