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Brave Ducklings Endure a 50-Foot Drop to Follow Their Mother’s Call [VIDEO]

These brave ducklings were born in a tree some five stories above the ground. Watch as, one by one, they leave the nest to follow their mother.

Some waterfowl nest in trees and they can’t always be choosey about the site.

This mother duck found the perfect knot-hole, but it just so happened that it was 50 feet above the forest floor!

Here’s what Mother Nature intended as a survival instinct in these cute, fuzzy, and seriously brave little birds.


These brave ducklings and their mother appear to be common mergansers, whose normal breeding activity includes nesting in tree cavities.

It’s so interesting that a water bird, in fact a diving duck, will use a tree for a nest site!

This is a great video, but it does raise some good questions:

  • Where is this?
  • How far away is the water?
  • Who put all those cameras up there?
  • How many freaking cameras does Nature/PBS own??

That’s some great footage—more please!

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Brave Ducklings Endure a 50-Foot Drop to Follow Their Mother’s Call [VIDEO]