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Old Jun 27, 2006, 12:09 AM   #1
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Only one duckling survived out of the six or so I saw this Shoveler with last week....


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Old Jun 27, 2006, 12:09 AM   #2
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 7:29 PM   #3
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That's a shame that the others were lost Nice reflection in that first one.
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Old Jun 29, 2006, 8:33 AM   #4
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Nice pictures. My book on North American Ducks tells me that 77 percent of new born Shovelers die the first year. It ain't easy being a Duck...

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Old Jun 30, 2006, 8:02 AM   #5
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Wow, I didn't know the odds were that bad. Is it just the Shovelers or do the other species have the same percentage of loss?
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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A beauty of a shot, Kent !![the first]
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 11:39 AM   #7
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Wow, I didn't know the odds were that bad. Is it just the Shovelers or do the other species have the same percentage of loss?
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Nice pictures. My book on North American Ducks tells me that 77 percent of new born Shovelers die the first year. It ain't easy being a Duck...

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The losses vary, but yes 70 percent and more is the norm for just about all Ducks. Everyone likes Duck. And little chicks get eaten by everything from fish, and snapping turtles to Gulls.

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