A Common Meganser mother-duck surrounded by a huge brood of 75 ducklings on a Minnesota lake spotted recently by wildlife photographer Brent Cizek.
Normally, a Merganser will only incubate a maximum of 20 ducklings. In this case, according to field editor Kent Kaufmann of Audubon, the mother had probably adopted several dozen strays that had lost their own mothers.
Stephen’s Green, Dublin
A swan, a duck (with a leaf on its head) and several irate pigeons deal with leaves carpeting a pond in the ‘Green at the weekend.
And do you have a Krtek/rubber duck keyring?
“I know you don’t never hardly ever do this, but the guys in Brasserie Le Pont on Fitzwilliam Place found someone’s keys along Wilton Terrace.”