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Jamaica Pond is just ducky these days

A couple of ring-necked ducks at Jamaica Pond

There are always mallards at Jamaica Pond, sometimes supplemented in the spring and summer by a family or two of wood ducks (and one black Muscovy duck in love with a mallard), but the pond now is home, even if temporarily, to all sorts of other ducks.

These ring-necked ducks, part of a much larger flotilla of them, were joined by ruddy ducks, common mergansers, hooded mergansers and the usual mallards, all floating and paddling around, when not diving into the water, and all staying well out of reach of the two swans.

If you have binoculars or a camera with a zoom lens, bring them, because unlike the mallards, the more temporary visitors tend to stay away from the shores, although these guys were getting pretty close to the shore along Perkins Street yesterday.



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"One black Muscovy duck in love with a mallard". I'm rooting for them, I really want it to work between them.

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