April is always an exciting time at Central Park, for it is April when the first hatchlings of the season emerge. Usually, scovies are the first ducks to hatch but, as you can see, this scovy is still on her nest. She picked a less than ideal spot for her nest right beside the front entrance of a business. This year, three mallards were the first new ducklings spotted.
The Canada Geese are always early nesters. Here are two of the first goslings of 2007.
A brooding mother protects her goslings under her wings.
"The Ducks of Central Park" (TDoCP) is a family project. My wife, my daughter, and I would like to share the part of our town that has become the home of hundreds of waterfowl in only the last few years.
Welcome to "The Ducks of Central Park" (TDoCP). "Central Park" resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dubbed "the exit of exits" for its more than 200 retail destinations, including 50+ restaurants, Celebrate Virginia's Central Park boasts over 2.2 million sq. ft. of retail space. But, that is just part of the story. Central Park has become a haven for many waterfowl including ducks, geese, herons, and cormorants. The purpose of this site is to share a glimpse into the the waterfowl world of Central Park.
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This site is not affiliated with Central Park or Silver Companies in any way.