Photographer Spots Mother Duck With Giant Brood Of 76 Ducklings

Photographer Spots Mother Duck With Giant Brood Of 76 Ducklings

This was an extraordinary sight when a photographer recently spotted a very special mother duck taking care of an enormous family of 76 ducklings. The photographer captured this delightful moment and shared it on social media. 

It is common to spot ducklings following an adult duck or mama duck but watching 76 ducklings was truly an incredible moment for Brent Cizek, the photographer. He explained that the mama duck was a Common Merganser, leading a giant group of over 50 ducklings. Furthermore, he said that the brood seemed unusual to him, so he started counting the ducklings and was stunned when stopped at 76. He couldn’t believe his eyes as he had never seen such an amazing sight before.

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Photographer Spots Mother Duck With Giant Brood Of 76 Ducklings

To dive deeper into the life of the Common Merganser mother duck, he called bird specialist Kenn Kaufman. Kenn revealed that all ducklings do not belong to mama duck and possibly get separated from their mother. A Common Merganser can only lay 15 eggs at a time so, the rest of the ducklings in the brood are orphans that she adopted. 

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Adult Common Mergansers do not recognize their child and the same happens with the ducklings too. Hence, it might happen that the ducklings started considering her their mother and followed her along the way. 

We are grateful to Brent, who captured this magical moment with his camera and shared it with us. People from all over the world shared the joy of witnessing this amazing mother duck and her adorable ducklings. 

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Photographer Spots Mother Duck With Giant Brood Of 76 Ducklings

These pictures are a testament to the beauty of motherhood and the preciousness of life in all its forms. 

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