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Ducky Day Care

Uploaded by: SunsetFL

Sunday February 6, 2011

Boynton Beach, FL (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A mother Muscovy Duck and her chicks. The Muscovy Duck is now considered an invasive species in Florida primarily because it will mate with anything moving and is creating domestic hybrids with the Florida Motteled ducks. Therefore, it's basically permissable to hunt, capture and or trap these ducks (break my heart). In some cultures the Muscovy duck is consider a delicacy.

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12. SkyCat
7:19 PM GMT on February 09, 2011
Thanks for sharing!!
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11. Wanda1948
1:32 PM GMT on February 09, 2011
Beautiful!
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10. bumpui
12:57 PM GMT on February 09, 2011
Very colorfull shot!
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9. RASchafer
12:26 AM GMT on February 09, 2011
Great photo and appreciate the information. Was not aware that Muscovy's mated with other duck types. But they found their way South and not always cold.
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8. pjpix
5:22 PM GMT on February 08, 2011
Yo kid ... you mommas's ugly! (And daddy is to) but a very nice photo.
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And yes, they will mate with anything moving including a foot.
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7. tainochief
10:09 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
Wonderful shot! I remember my first encounter with a Moscovy. I was walking outdoors near a lake and heard 'hissing'. I looked up and here was this UGLY duck sitting in a branch looking down at me. Scared me to death. I learned later what it was!
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6. pegpics
6:08 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
They do make good mothers!!!...our muscovy population is kept down naturally by the arrival along with them, of a pair of hawks that also are nesting a brood in the nearby edge of the Everglades...it is disheartening to see the fuzzy little ducklings picked up and carried home for lunch but it is nature's way...(it's also awesome to watch if you're a hawk fan)...
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5. cidvivacious
4:09 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
They're so CUTE. LOL at AUphoto's comment. Sad but true. Wonderful family portrait. Funny title!
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4. Budsgirl
3:28 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
Nice family portrait! Nice series!
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3. Okiemom
3:04 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
That's adorable.
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2. AUphoto
2:59 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
What a cute brood! ps I know some men that fits that description but nobody can hunt them! Breaks my heart too!
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1. dixiedaughter
2:59 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
Great photo but a sad story. Congrats on the AC in this series!
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SunsetFL

People change and so do profiles. It was April 2004 that I started my photgraphy journey that started with posting pics of a family of owls. I didn't have a clue what depth of field, aperture, or manual mode were. But you folks and my husband encouraged me and we documented the owls until the last baby fledged and left home. Left with a huge hole in my time and a larger hole in my heart I started to photograph other birds, animals and of course sunrises and sunsets. Photography is absolutely my passion and birds in flight and nesting experiences are among my favorites.Create your own visitor map!

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