Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Not All the Ducks Flew South for the Winter

Not All the Ducks Flew South for the Winter

As we were taking our morning walk today we took a turn that brought us to the edge of a park.  There we saw a sight that was strange for us especially as we had always thought that the smarter birds, and ducks all flew south to warmer climates for the winter.

There  was a 'plump' of ducks on the side of a home that could easily have surpassed 80. They were mallards and ere mixed between males and females. There was a running stream there as well and they would jump in to get in a few strokes as well.

Could it be that we here in Southern New England are warm enough for these ducks to want to stick around?


Not All the Ducks Flew South for the Winter


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Comment balloon 15 commentsEd Silva • January 14 2017 02:29AM


Well I don't know the answer to that. Let's hope if it not a mass suicide - don't know how or if they can survice there 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 4 years ago

Maybe there was a duck convention in the area nearby...

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 4 years ago

We still have our ducks so, you'll have to keep checking on who lost their ducks!  John and Kat

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 4 years ago

That's a large group that decided to weather out the storms in your area, Ed!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago

We had an unusually large gaggle of geese hanging out for a month. One day, I saw them all take off and disappear. We were hit with a major storm two days later. Interesting!

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Ed. What a fabulous group of pictures. I guess I never thought about this.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 4 years ago

We are south but we do have dicks and geese that have become domesticated. We are close to a city lake and they are there all the time.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 4 years ago

Ed that is a strange site.  I have been seeing the Canadian Geese in the fields around here, but mallards in the ice cold water this year is very unusual.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 4 years ago

Great photography Ed. I wonder what the real reason for these birds hanging around really is?

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

I saw hundreds of geese today descend over Confluence Lake. It was pretty amazing to see. Enjoy your ducks, Ed. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

That's odd that there are so many ducks in your area of the woods in January!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 4 years ago

Good Morning, Ed Silva - Ducks are smarter than we think! It's good to see all those ducks on the lake in January in your area! I wonder what's up with them too?

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 4 years ago

Hi Ed - well I'll be darned.  I really thought they all left and that is a large group.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 4 years ago

I think there are ducks who like the cooler weather. At least, assume so, since there they are enjoying themselves!

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 4 years ago

Poor Ducks their leader had a medical procedure done and is recuperating...needless to say they are stuck in CT for the winter:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 4 years ago