BY DAY: DUCK
A duck Will come into your life. When you are at the peak Of your great powers And your achievement towers Like a smoking chimney stack. There’ll be a quack, And right at your feet, A little duck will stand. She will take you by the hand And lead you, Like a child with no defence; She will lead you Into wisdom, joy and innocence. That little duck. We wish you luck.
BY NIGHT: DUCK
bill : The part of the duck that forms the mouth and nose
down : The soft fluffy 'feathers' found next to the skin of adult birds (under their other feathers). The soft fluffy covering on ducklings.
drake : A male duck
duck : A kind of waterfowl. Also the name for a female duck.
duckling : The proper name for a baby duck.
grit : Small pebbles fed to birds to help them grind up their food.
imprint : The process of learning to recognize 'mom'. If the natural mother is not around then the first continuing contact will become mom.
lamellae : The serrations found on the bills of ducks and geese that look like teeth. They are used to help cut and rip grasses and weeds as well as to hold insects or fish.
paddling : The name for a group of ducks on water.
pinfeathers : The feathers that have not grown all the way out .
pip : The first crack in the egg made by the baby duck trying to get out.
plumage : The feathers of a duck.
team : The name of a group of ducks in flight.
waddle : The walking motion of most ducks.
waterfowl : Birds that have webbed feet and like to swim.