Mating Season

The minute there’s a whiff of serious spring, the mallards of Central Park couple up. You see the male, his dark green head following the female, who looks more like a Shaker in her simple brown ensemble while she takes her morning stroll.

He seems proud of his up and coming fatherhood, but don’t let his attentiveness fool you.

He’s not such a great husband, from what I’ve read, since after she gives birth, he will hit the road flipping her the bird, so to speak.

He’ll stay through her whole pregnancy, then you’ll see her with 6 to 8 ducklings in tow, in a row, waddling behind without a daddy.

She seems unconcerned, her feathers unruffled, since her offspring are more important than that lyin-ass webbed casanova. There’s so much to teach after all…swimming, fishing, grooming, before the kids have ducklings of their own.

Nature once again is making her point how superior women are, because where are those birddogs anyway?

Handing out cigars perhaps? Drunk at some outdoor bistro on Wild Turkey?

I’d say, Cold Duck is more likely.     



About Susannah Bianchi

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20 Responses to Mating Season

  1. ACountryBoy says:

    It’s interesting how some of the animal kingdom resembles humans. The one big difference is that the male animal is usually the more attractive.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    We have a pair of ducks and Canada geese on our pond now. The mama goose is on the island, sitting on her nest, which usually hatches on or around Mother’s Day. Papa goose is always close by. He protects the little goslings and then most fascinating to see of all, the parents teach them to fly. One flies up in the air while the other is on the water waiting to inspect the landings. The pair comes back every year, mated for life. Shame on that ducky drake!

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  3. says:

    What an appropriate blog for today – coming thru cutoff almost to west side on bridal path Dad/Mom/2 ducklings sitting in mud puddle. I had to go up on path and look all I beautiful ponds and they are all sitting in mud.

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  4. I got to watch the courting on my pond one year. OMG! Those ducks have a smooth line. “There is no one as beautiful as you.” “Honey, I love only you.” Cads! Still, it was great to watch.

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  5. Love ducks—well mama duck anyway. Daddy duck on the other hand—one or two quick ones and it’s off with the boys! What a schduck—or definition of a foolish fowl. 😀


  6. Those dirty play-ducks. 🙂 Love this, well done.


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  8. There is a tree on the walkway to my front door that has become a brothel. The only thing missing is the red light and Marvin Gaye. Oh, they’re getting it on!


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