Flower Box Sprouts Ducklings
A mallard hatched five ducklings in a flower box on the Kenduskeag Stream footbridge in Bangor this week.
The duck has been nesting on the bridge for about a month. Her first three babies were stillborn, but two healthy ducklings hatched on Tuesday.
This isn't the first time a duck picked an unusual nesting place in the Queen City. Last year a mallard attracted spectators to the Home Depot's lawn and garden section, where she sat on seven eggs. Neither shoppers nor employees ever saw the babies because the duck departed during the night, taking the hatchlings with her.