wood duck Female

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Wood Duck ( Female )

Day 193 /365

Why don`t ducks tell jokes when they fly?
Because they would quack up!

Interesting Fact: The Wood Duck nests in trees near water, sometimes directly over water, but other times over a mile away. After hatching, the ducklings jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The mother calls them to her, but does not help them in any way. The ducklings may jump from heights of over 50 feet without injury. ( )


  1. For five years, a mallard has set up a nest in a garden centre at a “superstore” in Charlottetown PEI. The nearest pond is across a Burger King parking lot and 5 lanes of traffic. Every year the police turn up to help her get her ducklings across the road. And your ‘fact’ is correct, she doesn’t help at all. Some humans had to place items so the ducklings could climb the curb.

    • I enjoy hearing interesting stories, this is great. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing this amazing story. Thank you. 🙂

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