It’s a Wonderful World: New York’s Annual Duck Parade

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“It’s typical for female mallards to make nests and lay eggs in well-protected areas like high-walled courtyards. It’s also common at this time of year to see mama ducks leading hatchlings away from nesting areas to nearby bodies of water.

“What isn’t so common is for a mama duck to use her bill to tap on a courtyard’s sliding glass door as if to say “Let me in!” and then parade her young down the hallway of a nursing home.” – Democrat & Chronicle

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