Baby time

For a few weeks, the waters of Utterslev Mose have been teeming with younglings. The first to arrive were the Greylag goslings (Anser anser), followed by the Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos).

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Greylag goose

Greylag goose

Greylag goose (Anser anser)

Greylag goose (Anser anser)

Mute swan (Cygnus olor)

Mute swan (Cygnus olor)

Greylag goose

Greylag goose

Greylag goose

Greylag goose

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Mallard

Mallard

Mallard

Mallard

When I look at these cute faces, I can’t help but think it’s a good fit for this week’s photo challenge, Jubilant.

Mallard

Mallard

Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Mute swan

Mute swan

While the geese can be quite aggressive when one gets too close to their babies, Mallards tend to prefer the flight. It’s really funny to see the mom towing all her ducklings in her wake.

"The towing"

“The towing”

Bird inventory

ANSANS ANAPLA CYGOLO PHACOL

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