Saturday, 3 May 2014

Ducklings at Mount Stewart Lake

Well, what’s not to love about these cute little ducklings. I photographed them last Sunday while walking round the beautiful lake at Mount Stewart Gardens, near Newtownards, Northern Ireland.  They are of course Mallard Ducks and Mama and Papa had 13 pretty offspring this year.  There is a short video of them at the end of this post.  Enjoy.

















You can access the video at

http://youtu.be/dXJtoKKLGec


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I hope you liked these cute newly born ducklings.

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42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the video clip Margaret, they are wonderful birds, and the babies are so cute.

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  2. This is really a big family.

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  3. Amazing shots - and a video too - do those ducklings all belong to those two or are they fostering ducklings - some ducks do this I think? Jane UK

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    1. HI Jane No they all belong to these parents. Marvelous isn't it? Have a great weekend.

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  4. Gorgeous, she has a bakers dozen though how many will survive the first week is anybodies guess.

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  5. Cute ducklings, looks like a couple of goslings mixed in. maybe they were adopted? Cute photos and video. Thank you for linking up with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. HI No they are ALL duckling. There are no geese at Mount Stewart. Have a great weeknd.

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  6. Hello Margaret!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my deers!
    Sorry I am not a regular blogger these days and the way things are evolving it lokks like they going toget worse soon!
    I love these photos this little.... no large family is so cute!!
    Pic N°1 is perfect!
    Keep well!

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  7. Good morning Margaret! A lovely start to my day with these cute photos and video. Thank you very much!

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  8. Wonderful photos, I love those ducks! A happy family!

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  9. There is no mistake here. That's the way ducklings look in nature. Well captured here. I like it.

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  10. Make Way For Ducklings . . . Sweet . . .

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  11. What an adorable babies of ducklings♡♡♡ Thank you very much for the sweet pictures, and enjoyed the video very much.
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. Cute foto familie duckings, lovely video
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  13. Lovely photos and video Margaret. Such cute little ducklings :) Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Hi Margaret, while looking at this I couldn't help myself from thinking "she sat on a dozen eggs". LOL Great photos!

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  15. The little ducklings are adorable! All great shots!

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  16. adorable... and what a 'big' family... so good to see they're all healthy and well. loved the video... have a great day~

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  17. Really like the 8th shot. But all of them are adorable.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  18. Lovely series of shots of the duckling family for SC ~ adorable little ones ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Adorable little things! It can't get any cuter than that. Have a wonderful weekend, Margaret.

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  20. fabulous shots and video and for all of the hundreds of baby duck families I've seen, I've never seen a family quite so large. they are quite heartbreakingly cute!

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  21. Oh my! We have a lot of mallards around here, they even come in the yard and we feed them. But I have NEVER seen a couple with this many chicks!!! Of course all so cute. The mom has her work cut out for her.

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  22. Beautiful ducklings, well photographed by you.

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  23. Thirteen babies? That they raised successfully? Those are spectacular parents... And probably tired parents too.

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  24. Oh so darling. This post of wonderful photos shouldn't be left out on the weekend's Bird D'Pot.
    if you want to join just add your hyperlink of this post:

    http://birdingforpleasure.blogspot.com/2014/05/ducklings-at-mount-stewart-lake.html

    Thanks for sharing such darling images Margaret.

    Hootin' Anni
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    Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  25. Oh gosh, they are the cutest little things. Lovely photos and a great video!

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  26. Always great to see the young ones out and about. Lovely pictures.

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  27. Very cute. The two yellow ones look like they could be a different species.

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  28. I love the baby ducks...these are adorable!

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  29. Stunning series of shots! Love the little ones.

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  30. Super cute duckling photos! :)

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  31. hoffe sie bekommen ihre Kinder ALLE groß
    wunderschön diese kleinen Entchen
    LG in den Tag vom katerchen

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  32. Wow! You really captured the essence of those ducklings and I loved the video!

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  33. As you say, whats not to love!

    I wonder how many will be left at the end of summer?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  34. Merci d'être passée au MagaZin !
    Un petit message d'Irlande me fait toujours plaisir, en souvenir de votre beau pays.
    Biz

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  35. Wow!!! Wonderful moments! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. They look so cute and cuddley, but doubt they would sit still for a snuggle.

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  37. Big duck family. Cute babies. Enjoying your shots so much, thanks for dropping by.
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