Some Ducks in No Hurry to Leave

Story and Photos by

Mark Graven

Staff Writer


As summer-time begins to settle on Albuquerque, many ducks have already flown north.  The duck population at the UNM Duck Pond–which numbers easily more than 500 Ducks in mid-winter– is down to less than a hundred now in mid-April.

Two large white ducks were taking in the sun on the gravel path next to the pond, and seemed in no hurry to leave, on April 13th.  Some mallards were paddling slowly around in the water, enjoying a lot more room to maneuver.  Others were floating around a grouping of rocks, and sometimes stopping to rest.
After-all, it is summertime, and the living is easy, at the UNM Duck Pond.

See slide show below.

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