Mount makes way for ducklings

June 05, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Mama Duck

Now that commencement has emptied the nest in college residence halls, a mother duck has feathered one in College Courts at Mount Saint Mary College. The mottled brown duck is sitting on nine to 11 eggs which she is incubating for about 28 days. Nesting occurs between April and June usually in weeded areas where the nest is concealed beneath undergrowth. Pictured above is Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm., director of campus ministry and Mount chaplain, blessing the duck and her soon-to-hatch offspring.