Birds At Tappan House Part Three

Dated: June 24 2013

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   This afternoon, I went to look at our latest guest, the nesting mallard, and found that she had checked out with her brood.  I couldn't say that they flew the coop, because she walked with the chicks (ducklings?), probably to the park near our house, which has a small pond, and is bordered by the Sparkill Creek.  Left behind were a half dozen or so egg shells, evidence of the avian maternity ward.  Doing some research, I learned that mallards are philopatric (a new word!), which means they may return to the same spot in following years, so stay tuned.
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