Make way for ducklings! What a treat to encounter this mother Mallard with her ducklings in tow. This mallard family was spotted early Sunday morning crossing Mill Road near Surf Drive. Mallards utilize a wide range of nesting sites and may lay as many as 11 eggs. This mother had 11 downy young in tow. The young mallards will be able to fly usually within 50 to 60 days after hatching!