Mallards can have two broods during the season and ducklings can number from 1 – 13 in each.
Eggs are incubated for 23 – 30 days.
These little down-covered ducklings are out of the nest in less than one day.
During the breeding season, Mallards eat mainly animal matter including aquatic insect larvae, earthworms, snails and freshwater shrimp.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Migration certainly appears to be over, at least at Lambton Woods. I didn’t have a single migrating bird.
Here are the birds I was able to photograph:
Views from Lambton Woods:
Despite the lack of gold colour this is a recently bathed female American Goldfinch.
May is bee in blossom,
May is birds a-nesting,
May is picking violets on a hill;
May is young and twenty,
May is Sunday-besting,
May is eager Jack and willing Jill. – The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1961