UP AND ACTIVE: Family of ducks and ducklings found on a morning waddle near Glen Road in Warwick.
UP AND ACTIVE: Family of ducks and ducklings found on a morning waddle near Glen Road in Warwick. Marian Faa

New year babies already out and about

WARWICK may still be waiting to welcome its first baby of the new year, but one bustling family is off to a busy start.

This diligent mother and father were spotted taking their baby ducklings for a peaceful morning stroll near Glen road.

Ducks are very social animals that stay together, especially while their babies are young.

But what do you call a group of ducks?

Family of ducks and ducklings found on Glen Road in Warwick - the first family of the new year!
Family of ducks and ducklings found on Glen Road in Warwick - the first family of the new year! Marian Faa

Well that all depends.

Like many other birds, ducks that are in flight are called a 'flock'.

However a group of ducks on the ground, waddling on their iconic webbed feet, they can be referred to as a 'brace' or a 'badling'.

But it gets even more complicated.

Family of ducks and ducklings found on Glen Road in Warwick - the first family of the new year!
Family of ducks and ducklings found on Glen Road in Warwick - the first family of the new year! Marian Faa

On the water, ducks go by a different name.

In their element they are called a 'raft' a 'team' or a 'paddling' - take your pick.

Now you've already started the new year with as a duck expert!



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