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June 9, 2013

Like the swallows to Capistrano, ducklings come back to Irving Avenue year after year

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Niagara Gazette — Ducks usually mate in March. It takes 28 days to hatch. For some reason, the ducklings were late.

When they made their arrival on Wednesday about 4 a.m. Esther was excited and woke up her husband. "You gotta get the ramps up because the babies are here!" she said.

Don sets up the diving board to use as a ramp so the ducklings can get out of the water. The Owens planned to open the pool Wednesday, but have put off cleaning the pool.

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