The world’s nicest man

This man deserves some kind of a medal for kindness to ducks. What should the award be called?

h/t: Matthew (who, as a curmudgeon, said the ducklings would be okay even if they landed on the sidewalk)

23 Comments

  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    The Quacker Catcher Prize

  2. Randy schenck
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Call it the fisherman’s catch and release.

  3. Flamadiddle
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    If he writes a book about it he may win the Man Ducker prize.

  4. mirandaga
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Well, if it was chickens I’d give him the Pulletzer Prize. Can’t say about ducks.

  5. rickflick
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Feeding the snappers? 😉

  6. Mark R.
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    What a strange place to make a nest. I hope the hen makes a nest in a proper place next time.

    The Daring Duckling Deliverer Cup

  7. Laurance
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I love this! I love ducks, too.

    One morning I saw a mama duck and her ducklings crossing the entrance to a parking lot, and the way things were it would have been easy for a driver to not see them in time and run them over. So I stopped and blocked traffic and got out and shooed them to safety.

    Not that that was anywhere as super-neat as this duck rescue! This was swell, and thanks for sharing this with us.

    And when you get back and go down to the water I hope you hear a quacking and find Honey swimming toward you.

  8. Taskin
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    This is so sweet and he made some great catches. The Lucky Duck Award.

    • Janet
      Posted September 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

      That’s really good! Lucky Duck Award.

  9. BJ
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    The “Sweet as Honey” award, for this site’s fowl mascot.

  10. Bruce Lyon
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Just Ducky Award

  11. haymanj
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    The medical term for this condition is duccophilia

  12. Kiwi Dave
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Just declare the man Dux.

  13. Barry McGuire
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    the Duckminster Fuller Award?

  14. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    That’s a remarkably tame mother duck. Standing there calmly while her ducklings are passed to her.

    It looks to me as if, nesting where she had, she had maybe got to know the humans in the building. Certainly a number of people were aware that she was moving her brood (as witnessed by the several cameras being used).

    But it’s a delightful bit of video anyway.

    cr

  15. Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    The Orange Prize!

  16. helenahankart
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    You all seem to be having problems Pekin the right one

  17. Nobody Special
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    The Drake Award.

  18. Mike
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I dont think he needed to catch them, I’ve seen Ducklings fall farther and land on worse, the Ducklings are so light and fluffy, they tend not to get hurt,and they are ok upto 2 stories, if your worried place a pan of water on the ground.

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 12, 2017 at 1:34 am | Permalink

      Yeah, this is not the first vid I’ve seen of a human “rescuing” ducklings that would have been just fine on their own. Still says something really nice about humans, though. 🙂

  19. Mike
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    These Barnacle Goose chicks jump 400 ft off a Cliff.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxGuNJ-nEYg)

  20. Ekinodum
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I watched a family of ducklings leap off a 15 foot high rock ledge onto the concrete path below (at the San Diego Zoo).
    They bounced a bit and were fine, and then struggled with the 6 inch high curb that prevented them from walking into the gibbon moat.

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 12, 2017 at 1:35 am | Permalink

      Oh, I remember seeing ducklings stuck at a curb, too! Apparently they do “down” much better than “up.”


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