I loved this show on the program “Nature” as I love ducks. You can watch the entire episode on-line or these clips…so cute….
Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2289741878
There are some 120 species of duck, representing a wide variety of shapes, sizes and behaviors. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. They are familiar animals we think we know. But most of us don’t really know these phenomenal, sophisticated creatures at all. This program follows a wood duck family as a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks, then come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds
These 2 clips are only 2 minutes long….
A newly hatched wood duckling jumps from her high-up tree nest to reach her calling mother. The Mother wood duck makes a high pitched sound not like a mallard quack at all.
Sure we know Donald and Daffy, but there’s much more to ducks than we’ve seen in cartoons. In reality, ducks—members of the Anatidae family—are extraordinarily complex creatures, the product of millions of years of evolutionary adaptation. Here are some facts and stats about ducks