Mother leads ducklings through school

Just two days ago I noticed that there is a brood of ducklings following their mother around in Botany Pond–right outside my office.  Here’s a fuzzy iPhone photo taken in my excitement,


I hope the brood survives, as they’re prey for feral cats and other beasts. In the meantime, we have a happy duck story from Montana documented on YouTube:

Each year a mother duck lays her eggs in the Bozeman High School courtyard. When the eggs hatch, she knocks on the door with her bill until the door is opened and she leads her ducklings to the Mandeville Creek in front of the school. I have a 2014 video of the same thing but the quality isn’t as good.”


  1. Posted May 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    THAT (Montana story) is amazing.

  2. busterggi
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    And that’s why that book was written.

  3. Gemma Jillian
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. Florent
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    I came here two hours ago, and since then, I’ve been watching videos of animals, doing many things, but mostly being amazing !

    Thanks for the lead ^^

  5. Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Love this posting. Having been born and raised in the Boston area I was weaned on “Make Way for Ducklings”.

  6. Mary L
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Big smile for the school officials for their concern for these ducks. Oh, shoot, hugs and kisses, too.

  7. Richard Jones
    Posted May 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    My sister in law has a canal long boat moored near Ely, UK. When they arrive in tne spring from NJ they find a duck hatching in one of their flower pots. Ducks are protected so they have to wait for the brood to hatch before they can move the boat.

  8. Posted May 12, 2017 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    “I hope the brood survives” – Predators have to raise you as well!

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