What once were little ducklings this spring have now turned into squawking, quacking adult mallards that are everywhere. There were at least 50 on this little pond one day.
The broods were plentiful this year, and even those broods with 14 or more managed hold onto 11 of their ducklings. There were at least 6 broods of better than 10 when they started. Many of these little guys were so busy scooting around the pond that I never got them all counted.